Next time you’re at Disneyland wander back toward ‘It’s A Small World” for a chance to meet Princess Merida. The star of “Brave,” has taken over a corner of Fantasyland in the spirit of the Highland Games sequence from the film. Here, you can meet… Read More »Meeting Merida – A Brave Experience at Disneyland
If you haven’t yet seen Pixar’s Brave you definitely need to make an effort to get to a theater this weekend and take it in. It’s not just the story and characters who are compelling, but it’s the beautiful artistry that helps make the film. It’s easy to see the visual talent, but you have to really listen to tap into another of the big advances Pixar made with Brave.
A new 12 minute video talks about how Pixar totally rewrote their software to allow for a new more detailed sound mix than ever before. Interviewed are Director Mark Andrews, Re-recording Mixer and Sound Designer Gary Rydstrom, Supervising Sound Editor Gwen Yates Whittle, and Sound Designer E.J. Holowicki.
Pixar also released a few new photos from the movie. There’s the new image of The Witch up at the top there, and two more below the jump:
Trainspotting and Gray’s Anatomy actor Kevin McKidd, who happens to be from Elgin, Scotland, started his work on Pixar’s Brave more than four years ago. He was asked to provide the voices of both the Lord and young MacGuffin. When asked to make up some… Read More »Brave’s Kevin McKidd Lends Scottish Realism To Film
Pixar’s Brave took home over $66.7 million at the box office this weekend continuing the 13 movie streak of first place debuts for the Emeryville animation studio. This was slightly above what most analysts were targeting for Pixar’s first princess film placing it on a… Read More »Brave Fires Right On Target for PIxar
Pixar has released another short clip from Brave to whet your appetite. This scene follows one of the most emotional moments in the film and marks a major moment of transition in Princess Merida’s journey. Obviously, don’t watch if you don’t want to be spoiled.… Read More »Will-O’-The-Wisp – Pixar Brave Extended Clip
Warning, spoilers for Pixar’s Brave are below For all the secrecy Disney marketing built up around the Witch character, it turns out she’s not all that involved in the majority of the film. Yes, she provides an important twist to the plot, and some much… Read More »Brave Clip – ‘Potion’ Witch Scene
Don’t forget that the latest animated feature from Pixar Animation Studios, Brave, will open on Friday June 22nd. I was lucky enough to be invited to see a preview last night. I’ll have a full review later (I want to see it again, because I… Read More »Brave from Pixar Ventures Into Theaters This Friday
Pixar took some lumps after Cars 2 was released. There were more than a few people that believed that it was not up to Pixar’s standards. I was one of them (all is forgiven thanks to Cars Land!). Don’t worry, Brave (and La Luna) has Pixar back on the pedestal where it belongs.
Brave is set in Scotland, and it follows the contention between Princess Merida and her mother, Queen Elinor, over the fate of the former — and it wasn’t something pulled from a previously existing fairy tale, but rather the real experience of story creator Brenda Chapman (except she isn’t Scottish royalty). According to Brave Director Mark Andrews (pictured below), “Brenda Chapman came up with the storyline and the characters, and it came out of her being a parent and her trials and tribulations with her daughter.”Read More »Be Brave and See It