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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Merida’s ‘Brave Story’ featurette is included below in case you missed it, or simply want to watch it again:
Brave also features the voices of Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane. Brave, full of heart, memorable characters and Pixar’s signature humor, takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.