Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with more concept art from their upcoming summer film, Brave, which bows into theaters in just a couple of weeks on June 22. The newly released art focuses on the Witch, her cottage and the Will-o-the-Wisps who, according to Queen Elinor, are just the prescription one needs when tempting to change their fate.
At first glance, it will look just like the second half of the ‘trailer,’ known as ‘The Prize,’ in which Merida announces her intention to choose her own fate when it comes to being betrothed, however, just in case you want to make sure you’re piecing the entire film together, or just happen to crave more of Kelly Macdonald as Merida, there actually are a few new seconds of footage in this clip that comes to us from Walt Disney Studios Ireland, including Merida positioning herself between the targets.
With less than a month before Disney/Pixar’s Brave makes its theatrical debut, we are pleased to provide you with new concept art and storyboarding courtesy of Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios. In addition, we also have a few new concept art pieces which have been added to our constantly growing gallery provided below.
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.
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:
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.