Anticipation is building for Pixar’s “Brave,” to be released this Friday, June 22nd. This film is a milestone for Pixar, and this film marks a lot of firsts: the first time Pixar produced a female protagonist, two directors, and it’s also their first period piece. The following featurette is a great inside look at the making of the film with interviews by the cast and a close look at the characters.
SYNOPSIS: Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, “Brave” features Merida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Merida makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right.
The ancients spoke of it. It is the heart of this fierce land. it is carried in the wind. Born of our legends and when we are put to the test, it is the one thing that we must always be – King Fergus
QUICK BITS OF TRIVIA:
The Pizza Planet truck, a fixture of every full-length Pixar film except The Incredibles, can be spotted in the Witch’s Hut.
None of the footage shown in the preview trailer is in the finished film.
Four of the cast members (Kelly Macdonald, Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters, and Emma Thompson) have worked on Harry Potter. Thompson and Macdonald have both worked on Nanny McPhee and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, however, in the latter they have no scenes together. Brave will be their 3rd film together.
Princess Merida is the first Pixar character to be included in the Disney Princess line.