Dolby Laboratories and Walt Disney Studios today announced that Disney/Pixar’s Brave will hold its world premiere at the newly-redubbed Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The film will be the first to premiere at the theatre since Dolby assumed the role of sponsorship at the theatre, which is also home to the Academy Awards. The world premiere on June 18 and subsequent screening on June 19 are also being held in honor of Film Independent’s 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Princess 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.
The 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).
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.
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.