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:
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.
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.
If there’s one thing to take away from Disney/Pixar’s Brave’s showing at this year’s International Toy Fair in New York, it’s that Brave is not a franchise. While there may be more merchandise coming down the pipeline as not all merchandise (or manufacturers for that matter) is represented at the trade show, the amount that has been shown for Brave pales in comparison to recent franchises such as Toy Story 3 and Cars 2. As a poor example, even Monogram International, which was showing a slight handful number of items for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie (no photos, sorry, is offering one sole item for Brave– a journal.