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.
The Princess Merida character, which also happens to be the first Disney/Pixar face meet & greet character, is expected to begin meeting with guests at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts in Mid-May. At Walt Disney World, Merida will be the focus point of a play’n'greet located in the Fairytale Garden at the Magic Kingdom, recently displacing Rapunzel. No official start dates for the meet & greets have been announced.
Brave debuts in theaters on June 22, 2012. Artwork for the film is currently on display in the Animation Building at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.