July 29, 2014

Closer Look At More Stunning ‘Brave’ Concept Art

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The downpour of Brave concept art continues! It’s Art Magazine has debuted several new pieces of concept art from the film, featuring a number of the main characters. We get to see more pre-production artwork for Merida, her family, along with the beautiful landscape of Scotland (which may as well be a character). Again, we have seen these before in the Disney World Brave exhibit, but one cannot deny that it is always better to get a better look at the art in a higher resolution format. Take a peek at the nine pieces of stunning artwork after the jump! [Read more...]

Close-Up: The Amazing Design of ‘Brave’ Characters

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During my trip to Pixar last week to learn more about Brave, we were provided with some fascinating facts about the design of the characters. The studio has made so many technological jumps that the half hour of footage that I viewed far-surpassed anything I have seen come out of the studio before. From Merida’s insanely beautiful hair to King Fergus’ multiple layers of clothing that move together realistically, the design aspect in Brave is something to behold. After the jump, read more about the design of the characters and their clothing. [Read more...]

Pixar Rewrote Its Animation System For First Time In 25 Years For ‘Brave’

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Since the debut of the teaser trailer for Brave last summer, many have been mesmerized by the film’s stunning attention to detail and fluidity of the character’s movements. If you were struck by the beautiful look of the film and wondered how the characters moved so realistically, there is a reason for that – Pixar rewrote its animation system for the first time in 25 years to portray Merida and her epic quest. Find more details after the jump! [Read more...]

‘Brave’ Standees Start Hitting Movie Theaters

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With about three months until the release of Brave, the marketing for the film is now starting to push into the halls of movie theaters. Sure, trailers and posters for the Pixar film have been a mainstay in theaters over the past several months, but now standees have also started to pop up. Now, standees don’t sound all that cool, but the design of these cardboard cutouts is actually quite creative. Take a look at the great Brave theater standees after the jump! [Read more...]

New ‘Brave’ Trailer Has Its Eyes Set On Thursday

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It is that time of year again – when Pixar employees are scrambling to finish their summer film. Considering the fact that Pixar films are developed over the course of four years or more, the finish line must loom over the studio for the final few months. With production approaching the end, the marketing begins to ramp up with the release of new trailers and images sharing more information in the span of three months than we have seen in the past three years! Brave is at this stage now and it looks like we will be seeing a brand spankin’ new trailer on Thursday. Find out more details after the jump! [Read more...]

New Brave Still Features Redheads Galore

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With the calendar turning over to 2012, Pixar’s efforts are now fully set on completing Brave for its release in the summer. The film is the first from the studio to feature a female protagonist, which has the public anticipating it even more. Amidst a preview of the upcoming films of the year, a new still has been released today by USA Today (via ComingSoon). The redheaded Princess Merida and her family are seated around a table and once again, her mother the Queen, seems to be looking on disapprovingly. Must be the fact that she’s the only one who’s not a redhead…or not. Take a look at the image after the jump! [Read more...]

New ‘Brave’ Images Released, Trailer Hits Wednesday (Updated With New Stills)

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With Cars 2 recently seeing its home release, promotion for Pixar’s 2012 film, Brave, is now beginning to ramp up, as Disney/Pixar has shared an exclusive image from the film with the Associated Press (via Bleeding Cool). The new image gives us a first look at Merida’s family members – her mother (Queen Elinor), her father (King Fergus), and her triplet brothers (Harris, Hubert, and Hamish). Take a look at the image here!

UPDATE: Empire has posted more stills from the film, which you can view at the end of the post. [Read more...]

Kevin McKidd and Kelly Macdonald Discuss Voicing Characters In Brave

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Over the past few days, new interviews have emerged with two of the actors who have substantial roles in Pixar’s upcoming film, Brave. Star Kelly Macdonald, who is voicing main character Merida, and Kevin McKidd, voice of Lord MacGuffin and Young MacGuffin, both spoke with The Press Association about how it has been working on a film made by Pixar. Additionally, McKidd also spoke with MovieWeb on what it has been like to voice two characters for the animated film. Read on for some snippets from their interviews! [Read more...]

D23 2011: Updated Brave Synopsis Provides More Details + Notes On Cast and Crew

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In our extensive coverage of the D23 Expo this past week, we have shared much of the new details from the panels held at the show. We were shown more new Brave footage than we have ever seen from a Pixar film that is still one year away from its release. Additionally, new plot details emerged, such as what those little beautiful blue lights seen in the teaser and poster are and what they can do. Disney also released an updated synopsis for the film, which fills in some holes on what leads to the mess that main character Merida creates. Read on for the full synopsis plus check out some notes on the cast and crew! [Read more...]

D23 2011: Pixar Previews Brave With New Plot Details And Clips

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John Lasseter was on hand at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA today to reveal the line-up of animated films coming out of Walt Disney Animation Studios, DisneyToon Studios and, of course, Pixar! Clearly, one of the most anticipated of the lot was next summer’s Brave. The studio took this opportunity to release a few details from the lamp’s next feature, which is its first original story since 2009′s Up. Lasseter brought out producer Katherine Sarafian and the very lively director Mark Andrews (dressed appropriately in a kilt and flowing locks) to talk about production on the 2012 film. Andrews and Sarafian played a montage of clips including scenes from the teaser trailer as well as rough production footage shown for the first time to an audience. Much of it was conceptual footage that needed more work before it can be seen in the final film. They also showed an extended clip from the film. This was the first time an audience outside of the studio was viewing this still-in-progress scene. All of the animation and modeling had not been completed.

Note: If you don’t want to know anything about the film before seeing it for yourself, stop reading here. [Read more...]

Kelly MacDonald Talks ‘Brave’

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During the recent media circus for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, actress Kelly MacDonald, who plays Helena Ravenclaw (The Grey Lady) in the film, also talked to some outlets about her upcoming role in Brave. Speaking to NBC Connecticut, the Scotland-born actress, who is set to play main character Princess Merida, spoke about what she has seen so far of the animated film. She also briefly described her feelings about working with the film’s other talent. Read on to see what she had to say! [Read more...]