Brave's Brenda Chapman consulted on the project for six months. What's more, she has her own new project in the pipeline at Dreamworks too.
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This is not a clip from Brave, but a side story, featuring Merida's family and some of the supporting cast. I wonder if there's any more of these "extra scenes" to come? This was certainly a lot nicer than the spoof commercials that the studio has been releasing lately. We're less than ten hours away […]
Look closely and you'll divine some bits and pieces of where Pixar's Brave will be heading in its later sequences. Pay less attention and you'll still see some ideas that were kept out of the main, theatrical trailers – there's even a bit of Julie Walters' largely secret but thoroughly instrumental old witch character here, […]
This clip is short and to the point, and shows off the silent comedy stylings of Pixar's Brave, one of its hitherto undersold aspects of appeal. There's a lot more to Brave than the trailers have let on. I've yet to see how it all resolves, but pending a good pay-off, I think this is […]
I wrote a few words about Pixar's Brave for Bleeding Cool magazine at the end of last week. Not many words, mind, but a little something about the thirty-minute preview of the film I saw last month. Basically, I was saying that it looks really great. And a bit like a Ghibli film. This new […]
The Japanese trailer for Brave features lots of new footage, hints of several new plot elements, and some really breathtaking shots. Their new poster is nothing to be sniffed at either. And… judging from these, it seems that film is being called Merida in Japan. That promo seems to confirm a number of rumours about […]
As premiered during The Oscars, this first TV spot for Brave cuts into Pixar's next film from another side. The music is doing a lot of the work, but those close ups of Merida and family are tremendous. The song is Tha Mo Ghaol Air Aird A' Chuain, which translates from Gàidhlig as My Love […]
The making of Pixar's Brave seems to have involved some lovely field trips, a bit of sword fighting and archery practice, and having a nice bowl of cheerios while wearing a kilt. I'm sure there were also some heated discussions in the sweatbox, a lot of hunching over computer monitors and several fiery sessions during […]
Some of these images we've seen before, most we have not. What is particularly interesting is the inclusion of "Young" versions of the Lords, suggesting either flashback sequences or some kind of de-aging magic. UPDATE: Or just younger characters. They're the sons, not the same people. I'm going to blame this memory lapse on the […]
They've recently been teasing us with images from their new animated film Brave, but now Pixar have finally released the new trailer for the film, a sort of fairy tale about a rebellious princess called Merida who screws the pooch in her quest for independence and subsequently plunges her entire kingdom into a chaos that she […]
Here she is, in all her glory – the heroine of Pixar's first female-led narrative, the Scotland-set folktale, Brave. This is the Princess Merida, as voiced by Kelly MacDonald. Disney Pixar France also provided this wider-framed version of the image. And here's a concept art rendition of much the same thing: If you recall, the […]
Disney put this in an e-mail. I put it on the internet. Your job is to put it in your heart. Deal? Anyway, look: she has a face in this one. Awesome.
Reese Witherspoon is out, and Kelly MacDonald is in. That's not copy for a celeb magazine's Hot or Not "thermometer of the week", it's the casting news on Pixar's upcoming folk-tale, Brave. And it's not the first big switcheroo the film has seen, either. The project swapped directors last year, with Brenda Chapman leaving and […]
Rumour has it Disney/Pixar have done it again. It's believed that yet another director intended to helm one of their features has been withdrawn from the line-up mid-stream. It happened part-way through on both Ratatouile and Cars 2, while Newt got canned outright before production even began, but some years after it was officially announced. […]
As revealed via their Facebook page, the official logotype for Pixar's Brave is now considerably less wonky than it was a couple of weeks ago. At this resolution you can quite easily make out a couple of easter eggy touches. There, in the vertical elements of the B and the E are representations of two […]
Once upon a time, Pixar's Brave, formerly The Bear and the Bow, was set for release in late 2011. For whatever reason, this has now been delayed until the summer of 2012. Torture. Brenda Chapman's film will be both the first Pixar film to have a woman in charge behind the scenes, and also to […]