069: The Simpsons, The Lorax, and Other News

An episode with several loosely-related-to-Pixar items: More on The Simpsons, a review of The Lorax, and more talk on John Carter and (100% Pixar) Brave! Guest: Hunter Phillips from 500 Days of Homer.

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In this episode, we explore the connections between Pixar and The Simpsons over the years.

We also review The Lorax, and talk about the controversial aspects of its marketing and product tie-ins.

Links for this episode:

New Japanese trailer for Brave (Do not watch if you are avoiding spoilers! I personally have not seen it myself and do not plan to):
http://www.pixartalk.com/2012/03/japanese-brave-poster-and-trailer

More info about singer Julie Fowlis:
http://www.scotsman.com/scotland-on-sunday/scotland/gaelic_singer_finds_global_stage_with_song_from_the_heart_for_pixar_s_brave_1_2152820

Interview with Brenda Chapman from Dec 2011 on Pixar Portal:
http://www.pixarportal.com/blog.php?id=brenda-chapman-interview-part-one-career

Stephen Colbert points out the hypocrisy in the Lorax marketing:
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/409243/february-27-2012/movies-that-are-destroying-america—oscar-edition—-a-separation—–the-lorax-

More on that:
http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/05/10584075-lorax-promotions-try-to-balance-marketing-with-message

How to Train Your Dragon Arena event:

LA Times interview with Andrew Stanton:
http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2012/03/03/john-carter-andrew-stanton-refuses-to-underestimate-your-intelligence

Andrew Stanton was a recent lead-off speaker at TED:
http://legallyeasy.rocketlawyer.com/whats-your-story-10-lesson-learned-at-ted-94652

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