Cast, crew and celebrities came out in full force last night in support of Disney/Pixar’s Brave which opens nationwide on Friday, June 22. Even Princess Merida herself, along with trusty steed Angus, stopped by for some photo ops. The premiere, which also marked the grand opening of the Dolby Theater (formerly Kodak) was held as special presentation for Film Independent’s 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival. An additional screening of the film is being offered tonight for LA FilmFest goers.
The clip, titled ‘Brawl,’ overlaps just a bit with the previously released ‘Suitors‘ clip. In the latter clip, we are introduced to Young Macintosh, Young MacGuffin and Wee Dingwall as they are presented to King Fergus and Queen Elinor for consideration of Princess Merida’s hand in marriage. The new clip carries the scene even further with an ensuing brawl that the bear king is forced to put an end to, though a certain set of triplets don’t necessarily seem to agree with that logic.
They did it for Mother’s Day, so it’s only fitting that dads get the royal treatment as well. Disney/Pixar has released a brand new promo for Brave which shares some insight into the strong bonds between Princess Merida and her father, King Fergus. Once again, the film’s track ‘Into the Open Air’ as performed by Julie Fowlis provides the background music for the video.
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, Braveis the grand adventure of Merida, a skilled archer who confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts to discover the true meaning of courage.
Disney D23, the official fan club for The Walt Disney Company, has announced that it will be offering its members the opportunity to see Disney/Pixar’s Brave during the week of June 11 for free, ahead of the film’s official opening on June 22.
Metro areas included in the opportunity include: Albany, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Fresno, Grand Rapids, Hartford, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh/Durham, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Washington, D.C. and West Palm Beach.
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with more concept art from their upcoming summer film, Brave, which bows into theaters in just a couple of weeks on June 22. The newly released art focuses on the Witch, her cottage and the Will-o-the-Wisps who, according to Queen Elinor, are just the prescription one needs when tempting to change their fate.
If you’re a faithful reader of the official Disney Parks Blog, you may have caught word of ‘Time Travel Mater,’ a brand new ‘Mater’s Tall Tales’ in the Cars Toons shorts series. If word of the new show is a surprise to you, you’re in great company. It turns out it was a surprise to even many of the most diehard fans.
At first glance, it will look just like the second half of the ‘trailer,’ known as ‘The Prize,’ in which Merida announces her intention to choose her own fate when it comes to being betrothed, however, just in case you want to make sure you’re piecing the entire film together, or just happen to crave more of Kelly Macdonald as Merida, there actually are a few new seconds of footage in this clip that comes to us from Walt Disney Studios Ireland, including Merida positioning herself between the targets.
At E3, Disney Interactive has announced that it has licensed the Disney/Pixar Brave property to Imangi Studios, developer for the popular freemium mobile game, ‘Temple Run.’ In the new game, set to be released on Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices on June 14, 2012, the player assumes the role of Merida who is chased by a bear. In addition to the standard game play, Merida can also show off her archery skills by shooting targets along the way.
Below is the official trailer for the game:
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with a dozen newly released hi-res stills from their upcoming release, Brave. Amongst the images are some of the most stunning yet as many focus on Merida confronting others in battle, arguments and perhaps a bit of trepidation, particularly when coming face to face with the witch’s familiar.
Admittedly we had prematurely announced a release date for Disney/Pixar’s Up on Blu-ray 3D on May 1, but these things happen to all sites now and then and we’ve reached the stage of acceptance. That said, we are now ready to announce a new date for the release, which will be December 4, 2012. This comes to us via Amazon.com which has begun taking pre-orders for the 5 disc set ahead of any official announcement.
Also being released on Blu-ray 3D on December 4, as per Amazon.com, is Finding Nemo. After the theatrical run of the 3D version of the film, which premieres September 14, it will be available to own on Blu-ray 3D in a 5-disc ‘ultimate collectors edition’ set.