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Steve Jobs Role Down to Two Already?

There have been some pretty prevalent rumors making waves in the entertainment media that Sony is looking pretty seriously at hiring either George Clooney or Noah Wyle to portray Steve Jobs, Pixar investor and former CEO, in the still unconfirmed, but probable film based on the new biography about Jobs.

Noah Wyle and George ClooneyI was hesitant to post such a flakey rumor because the biography was only released a little over a month ago, and the movie deal itself has yet to be solidified. So the idea that they've already narrowed their field down to two seems improbable.

Wyle and Clooney worked for years together on the hit primetime drama E.R. as doctors in a busy hospital. While Clooney is a more seasoned and revered actor, Wyle bears a much more significant resemblance to Jobs and is ten years younger than Clooney, which might give him the upper hand when portraying Jobs in his younger years. Also significant is the fact that Wyle has assumed the role of Steve Jobs once before in the made-for-cable special Pirates of Silicon Valley, which recounts the history of Apple and Jobs' love/hate relationship with Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Donate to a Good Cause, See Pixar

The Annual Cartoon Art Museum Benefit at the Pixar campus in Emeryville, CA is set to take place this year on the 10th of December. All of the (more expensive) VIP tickets are sold out already, but all options for the Fan ticket tier are currently available.

Fan tickets allow you to roam around the main gallery, enjoy live drawing demos from Pixar artists, shop at the exclusive Pixar Studio Store and watch many of the beloved Pixar shorts in their in-house theater.

VIP tickets get you a tour of the new building on the Pixar campus, and a screening of the newest short, La Luna.

There's no telling how long they'll be available, so grab 'em quick!

Mixed Reactions to New Brave Trailer

Online reactions to the new Brave trailer, released yesterday, have been mixed. This is typically always the case, but there have been some trending opinions, some of which I agree with, that merit some discussion.

There does seem to be universal positive consensus on the aesthetic beauty and quality animation of the trailer. Many have commented that the trailer has totally changed their perception of what the film was going to be like — for better or worse. The two most frequently recurring comments regard the overly "DreamWorks feel" to the trailer, and disappointment in some of the crude humor in the trailer, particularly surrounding the moment when Lord Dingwall lifts his kilt to the crowd behind him.

It's not uncommon for Pixar trailers to instill some doubt. Two minutes can hardly do justice to the heart and emotion of Pixar films.

How do you feel about the new trailer? Did it improve or diminish your excitement for Brave?