Disney D23, the official fan club for The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and Disney Fine Art have announced that they will be holding a special screening of Disney/Pixar’s latest on screen adventure, Brave, at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood in conjunction with a special meet and greet opportunity with artists Victoria Ying of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Daniel Arriaga of Pixar Animation Studios and Jim Salvati who will be presenting new art inspired by the film.
Ahead of its theatrical debut on Friday, attached to Brave, Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Pixar Animation Studios has released four versions of the official teaser trailer for the Monsters, Inc. prequel, Monsters University, in which Mike Wazowski rattles off a different line in each.
A couple of the versions of the teaser trailer is below while you can see all four via the official Monsters University Facebook page here.
In addition, we have been provided with four first images from the film which are in our new gallery below:
Cast, crew and celebrities came out in full force last night in support of Disney/Pixar’s Brave which opens nationwide on Friday, June 22. Even Princess Merida herself, along with trusty steed Angus, stopped by for some photo ops. The premiere, which also marked the grand opening of the Dolby Theater (formerly Kodak) was held as special presentation for Film Independent’s 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival. An additional screening of the film is being offered tonight for LA FilmFest goers.
Below is our gallery of photos from the green grass carpet. Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version of the image.
The clip, titled ‘Brawl,’ overlaps just a bit with the previously released ‘Suitors‘ clip. In the latter clip, we are introduced to Young Macintosh, Young MacGuffin and Wee Dingwall as they are presented to King Fergus and Queen Elinor for consideration of Princess Merida’s hand in marriage. The new clip carries the scene even further with an ensuing brawl that the bear king is forced to put an end to, though a certain set of triplets don’t necessarily seem to agree with that logic.
Disney Store has released a 12″ plush of Bambino, the star of the upcoming charming short La Luna, coupled with a 9″x9″ 40 page book based on the film which will open in theaters on Friday, playing before Disney/Pixar’s Brave. The accompanying book comes signed by director/writer Enrico Casarosa.
You may not be able to watch and play Flash content on your Apple iPhone and iPad devices, but thanks to an innovative app from Disney, you can now use your iDevice to control one. The free app, titled Brave Utility, allows players to use the amenities of their Apple iOS device to play a game on Disney’s website that runs on a desktop browser, effectively replacing the mouse.
They did it for Mother’s Day, so it’s only fitting that dads get the royal treatment as well. Disney/Pixar has released a brand new promo for Brave which shares some insight into the strong bonds between Princess Merida and her father, King Fergus. Once again, the film’s track ‘Into the Open Air’ as performed by Julie Fowlis provides the background music for the video.
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, Braveis the grand adventure of Merida, a skilled archer who confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts to discover the true meaning of courage.
From the initial announcement of the expansion at Disney California Adventure in 2007, through the opening of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street today, the ‘sizzle reel’ video we are pleased to share with you below takes a look at the announcements and changes that have helped shape Disneyland’s second gate into what it’s become.
The Disney/Pixar Brave edition of Temple Run from Imangi Studios and Disney Mobile is now available for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, ahead of the official June 14 release date. The app is priced at $.99 but includes 2500 ‘free’ coins (coincidentally, a $.99 value).
The Brave edition shares many qualities of the original game that inspired it as you assume the role of Merida, running through the forest and being chased by Mor’du, the demon bear. While all of the same goals and bonuses are available as the original, the game also adds the ability to partake in archery challenges in which Merida takes aim at targets as she runs, simply by tapping on them.
With the grand opening of Cars Land and Buena Vista street at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort rapidly approaching, Walt Disney Imagineering has put together this video package of titled ‘what guests can expect.’
Imagineer Kathy Mangum takes us through the final testing and preview stages of Cars Land which includes a look at the stunning audio animatronics used in Radiator Springs Racers as well as a look at other attractions such as Luigi’s Flying Tires and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, and dining option Flos V-8 Cafe.