A few days ago, character images from Brave were leaked online. I chose not to post them at the time because they were not meant to be out in the wild just yet (perhaps we would have seen them in an “Art of Brave” book?). Those images have now made the rounds online, and it looks like they are here to stay. Take a look at them here and see why I consider the release of these images to be such a big deal. Read on to check out my rant!
Yes, the character designs are great. Yes, the images create an air of excitement around the film. However, from what I have come to understand, there is a designed approach to the release of anything from the studio. It is widely known that Pixar is secretive with the plotlines of its films. Any Pixar trailers and images that are released never spoil the endgame of its films. Sitting there watching Toy Story 3, audiences were not prepared for the second half, which is why it hit them so hard and it ended up creating an even greater love for the film.
These images, while they do not show anything except for the designs of the characters, are examples of unapproved Pixar-release material. I am always hesitant to share unofficial images, as you never know what you are getting. Leaked images have the possibility of spoiling films and that is not what this blog is in the business of doing. My first thought when holding back on posting a leak is of the reader who happens to come across the blog and may have something spoiled for him or her. True, these images likely don’t spoil the plotline for Brave, but that does not make the release of these images much less troubling.
The unofficial nature of these character designs means that they may not be considered final, as the film does not release until next year. So in the end, take the images with a grain of salt.
The teaser trailer for the film is currently confirmed to be playing with all 3-D showings of Cars 2, and should show up online sometime in the future.
Brave hits theaters on June 22, 2012!
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