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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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‘Brave’ Merida, Angus Concept Art and Poses (Hi-Res)

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In honor of the first installment of the ‘Brave Stories’ released yesterday by Disney/Pixar, focusing on Princess Merida and her lot in life, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with these poses and concept art for Merida (and her hair) and her faithful steed, Angus.

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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‘Brave’ Featurette ‘Brave Stories’ Features New Animation, Merida’s Path

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Walt Disney Studios France has released this featurette titled ‘Brave Stories’ (or Rebelle as the film is known there). The featurette is narrated by Merida (Kelly Macdonald) as she explains her life as a princess and how she wishes to change her own fate, resulting in a hasty decision that leaves her with no choice but to be ‘brave’ to set things straight once again.

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‘Brave’ Celebrates Tartan Day on Facebook

Disney/Pixar's 'Brave' Celebrates Tartan DayObserved for the first time in 1997, National Tartan Day celebrates Americans of Scottish descent. April 6, Tartan Day, marks the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, which would later serve as inspiration for the Declaration of Independence. As such, everyone is encouraged to honor all things Scottish on this day — history, culture, people, food and — if desired—an upcoming epic adventure that happens to be set in the stunning land.

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‘Brave’ Hi-Res Character Banners (Full Resolution)

Disney/Pixar's Brave - Hamish, Hubert, and Harris (The Triplets)

Fresh from their debut at Entertainment Weekly, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with these high-resolution images of the character banners from their upcoming release, Brave. The posters feature Princess Merida, King Fergus and Queen Elinor, the Triplets (Hamish, Hubert and Harris) and Lords Macintosh, MacGuffin and Dingwall.

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 (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer who confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts to discover the true meaning of courage.

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‘Brave’ Announced for Xbox Kinect, PlayStation Move, Wii, DS and PC

Brave: The Video GameDisney Interactive Media Group announced today that ‘Brave: The Video Game’ is currently in development for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo DS™ handheld system and Windows PC/ MAC. Inspired by Brave, the upcoming Disney/Pixar animated fantasy adventure movie, the video game invites players to run, jump and battle their way through the rugged landscape of mythical and mysterious Scotland. By using their wits and bravery, gamers will also be able to wield a sword and bow to defeat fierce enemies, break a magical curse and save a kingdom. The video game will release summer 2012, in conjunction with the film.

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Walt Disney World Now Casting for Merida Meet and Greet Character

Merida ©Disney/PixarWalt Disney World has issued casting calls for Princess Merida, the heroine that will be featured in Disney/Pixar’s Brave which opens in theaters nationwide on June 22, 2012. Expected to begin appearing at Soundstage 4 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (where the Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian exhibit was formerly housed) in May, Merida will become the first face meet and greet character representing a Disney/Pixar property within the Disney Parks.

According to the casting notice, she will be 5’4″ – 5’6″ in height and is described as ‘impetuous, rough and tumble, strong-willed, determined and playful.’ She is also expected — at times — to be accompanied by a puppet version of the three cubs from the film.

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BRAVE: Merida Changes Her Fate in 2 1/2 Minute Extended Clip

Merida in 'Brave'Walt Disney Studios UK has released this extended clip from the upcoming Disney/Pixar film Brave. In the clip, which was actually shown to attendees at the Disney D23 Expo (who were sworn to secrecy by director Mark Andrews), Princess Merida takes it upon herself to enter an archery contest in which a ‘proper’ suitor is meant to be chosen for her. Perhaps inspired by the Greek Princess-slash-Godess Atalanta, Merida is convinced that if she can best her suitors, then she shall be allowed to choose her own fate, much to the chagrin of Queen Elinor.

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‘Brave’ New Teaser Poster, New Website and New Trailer/Extended Clip

Merida iPad Background ImageDisney/Pixar has released a new teaser poster for its upcoming film Brave through the Apple iTunes Trailer site, bringing further attention to the opportunity to change one’s fate tomorrow on Thursday, February 23, 2012 — an opportunity being teased by both Pixar and Apple, which most are presuming to be a brand new trailer. For the new poster, which uses the same profile of Merida as seen in this iPad background, visit the iTunes Trailers Brave gallery.

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