‘Brave’ Clip ‘Fergus Shares A Legend,’ New Hi-Res Concept Art

 BRAVE Lords and Sons concept art by Artist Daniel López Muñoz, Production Designer Steve Pilcher, Shading Art Director Tia Kratter, Character Art Director Matt Nolte and Artist Tony Fucile.

Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with some additional concept art and character poses from their upcoming film, Brave, focusing on the other clans featured in their film and their sons: Lord MacGuffin and Young MacGuffin; Lord Dingwall and Wee Dingwall; and Lord MacIntosh and Young MacIntosh. The newly added concept art has been added to the beginning of our gallery below:

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‘Brave’ Merchandise at Disney Store, Walt Disney World Doles Out Spoilers (SPOILERS!)

'Brave' bear cub plush from Disney Store, sold at Walt Disney WorldDespite the adorableness that you see here before you, I would urge you not to continue reading this article unless you want to learn plot points about Disney/Pixar’s Brave prematurely.

Consider yourself warned.

On Tuesday, bookstores will begin offering the Brave junior novelization, an adaptation of the film, true to a script which may or may not be the one that makes the silver screen. One thing is for sure, the junior novelizations, which I am a fan of, hold nothing back when it comes to major plot points, so they’re not something to read if you want to be surprised when the film opens on June 22, 2012.  So revealing are the books, that the Pirates of the Caribbean editions actually stop halfway through the film, so there’s no way to know how it all ends until you see the actual film.

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‘Brave’ Mother’s Day Video Features Young Merida, Soundtrack Music


Just so the message wouldn’t get lost in the mail, Disney/Pixar released a new promo for its upcoming release Brave which will bow into theaters on June 22, 2012.

The timing probably couldn’t be better for the film and the holiday as it’s Merida’s strained relationship with her mother, Queen Elinor, that’s at the heart of the film, a taste of which is shown in the clip. Just for good measure, however, we get our first look at young Merida (at age six or so, I believe). Little Merida, for my money, even outshines and outcutes the Merida toddler doll currently on sale from Disney Store.

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‘Brave’ New Concept Art, ‘Kilt’ Parody Ad and Video Game Trailer

BRAVE concept art by Artist Tony Fucile. ©2012 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

We have a bit of a round-up of recent news surrounding Disney/Pixar’s Brave all consolidated here for your enjoyment, thanks in part to bouts of extreme laziness.

First up is some more character concept art courtesy of Walt Disney Studios and Pixar, here of King Fergus, Queen Elinor and the triplets: Harris, Hubert and Hamish. The new concept art has been added to the beginning of our gallery below:

Next up is a commercial parody titled ‘KILT – by Ruff McLauren,’ which dares ask the question if you are ‘brave enough to wear one.’ It debuted on iTunes yesterday and is brought to us today by Walt Disney Studios UK.

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‘Brave’ New Concept Art, Stills (Hi-Res)

BRAVE Tapestry concept art by Production Designer Steve Pilcher.

Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with a couple of new stills as well as several pieces of concept art from its upcoming film Brave. The rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland serve as the backdrop for Brave, a new tale that joins the land’s ancient lore — stories of epic battles and mystical legends passed down for generations. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, Brave is the grand adventure of Merida, a skilled archer who confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts to discover the true meaning of courage.

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Photos/Videos: Merida Character Begins Testing at Epcot in Walt Disney World

Princess Merida at Epcot in Walt Disney World. Photo by abelle2 / FlickrPrincess Merida, the heroine of Disney/Pixar’s Brave, made a surprise appearance in Future World at Epcot yesterday. Although she will officially begin meeting guests in a play and greet environment at the Magic Kingdom starting later this month, she is apparently making random appearances as she gets acclimated to the harsh Orlando weather.

A batch of photos have appeared on Flickr from abelle2, although it appears more photos can be seen currently on this tumblr post (via @DisneyProjects).

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‘Brave’ Soundtrack to be Released on CD in June; Now Available for Pre-Order

'Brave' Teaser Poster from Disney/PixarThe original motion picture soundtrack to Disney/Pixar’s Brave will be released on June 19, 2012, just three days ahead of the film’s release, according to Amazon. While it’s known that Patrick Doyle has assumed the position of composer for the film’s soundtrack, little else is known regarding what else may be featured on the soundtrack in the way of additional music. According to the film’s article on Wikipedia, the soundtrack will feature a song performed by Julie Fowlis, but the quoted source only mentions that one of her songs was used in the television ad for the film, not that it would necessarily be included on the soundtrack itself (the song used has already been released).

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First Look: Merida Meet and Greet Character at Disney Parks (Photos)

Princess Merida Disney Parks Meet and Greet Character

Several photos have begun to surface on the interwebs within the past few hours featuring what appears to be the official meet & greet character for Princess Merida from Disney/Pixar’s Brave. While we have found multiple sources of photos for Merida, none of them explain where the photos originated, but it’s likely they came out of the CinemaCon tradeshow currently taking place in Las Vegas, where movie theater exhibitors were treated to the first 30 minutes of Brave last night in addition to a teaser for the Monsters Inc. prequel, Monsters University, and the other news regarding The Good Dinosaur and Lee Unkrich’s project set around the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday.

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Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Gets 2014 Release; Announces Dia de los Muertos Pic

Variety is reporting that Pixar Animation Studios has provided updates on projects previously announced at last year’s Disney D23 Expo. The announcements came during the industry’s CinemaCon currently being held in Las Vegas, NV.

The first announcement is that Bob Peterson’s Dinosaur project (previously jokingly titled The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs) is now titled The Good Dinosaur and will be released in theaters on May 30, 2014. The film centers on an alternate universe in which dinosaurs never became extinct and end up cohabiting with humans.

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‘Brave’ Stunning Hi-Res Image Features Merida, Will-o’-the-Wisp and a Bear

MERIDA. ©2012 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved. Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with his hi-res still from their upcoming film Brave. The stunning image features Princess Merida encountering one of the Will-o’-the-Wisps while being followed by a bear.

Click on the thumbnail to see it in a larger version, then click on the resize arrow to see it at its full resolution.

Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brave, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.

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