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Pixar's Brave – The Bleeding Cool Review

Between MacDonald's performance, and to a larger extent, the character's course of action throughout the story, Merida becomes one of the most interesting, if grounded, Pixar protagonists yet.As the film went from years of planning into the first stages of animation, the duty of directing Brave was passed from Brenda Chapman, who originated the story,[...]

VIDEO: Triple Play, A Side Story To Pixar's Brave

This is not a clip from Brave, but a side story, featuring Merida's family and some of the supporting cast. I wonder if there's any more of these "extra scenes" to come? This was certainly a lot nicer than the spoof commercials that the studio has been releasing lately. We're less than ten hours away […]

New TV Spot For Brave Throws Some Fresh Elements Into The Cauldron

Look closely and you'll divine some bits and pieces of where Pixar's Brave will be heading in its later sequences. Pay less attention and you'll still see some ideas that were kept out of the main, theatrical trailers – there's even a bit of Julie Walters' largely secret but thoroughly instrumental old witch character here, […]

Brave Clip Called Tart Thieves Offers Up A Sweet Pie Heist

This clip is short and to the point, and shows off the silent comedy stylings of Pixar's Brave, one of its hitherto undersold aspects of appeal. There's a lot more to Brave than the trailers have let on. I've yet to see how it all resolves, but pending a good pay-off, I think this is […]

Another Trailer For Pixar's Brave, And A Nice New Clip Too

I wrote a few words about Pixar's Brave for Bleeding Cool magazine at the end of last week. Not many words, mind, but a little something about the thirty-minute preview of the film I saw last month. Basically, I was saying that it looks really great. And a bit like a Ghibli film. This new […]


Yes, The Pizza Planet Truck Is In Brave, And That's Not All

And that's not the only hidden surprise we have to look forward to.I previewed thirty minutes of Brave a couple of weeks back and afterwards got to speak with Mark Andrews, the director Here's what he had to say on the matter of Pixar's traditional easter egg hunt when asked specifically if the truck will[...]

Splendid New Japanese Trailer And Poster For Brave

The Japanese trailer for Brave features lots of new footage, hints of several new plot elements, and some really breathtaking shots. Their new poster is nothing to be sniffed at either. And… judging from these, it seems that film is being called Merida in Japan. That promo seems to confirm a number of rumours about […]


Behind The Scenes Of Pixar's Brave – Swords, Kilts And A Nice Lie Down

It's made up of behind the scenes images from the film that date as far bask as 2006.Here's that oldest one, showing original director Brenda Chapman, co-director Steve Purcell and later-director Mark Andrews, lying down on the job in Scotland.Nice work if you can get it.Chapman's hair there suggests that Merida was, in some sense[...]


Characters Revealed (And Re-Revealed) On Pixar Brave Game Cards

Some of these images we've seen before, most we have not. What is particularly interesting is the inclusion of "Young" versions of the Lords, suggesting either flashback sequences or some kind of de-aging magic. UPDATE: Or just younger characters. They're the sons, not the same people. I'm going to blame this memory lapse on the […]

It's Here! New Trailer For Pixar's Brave

They've recently been teasing us with images from their new animated film Brave, but now Pixar have finally released the new trailer for the film, a sort of fairy tale about a rebellious princess called Merida who screws the pooch in her quest for independence and subsequently plunges her entire kingdom into a chaos that she […]


Nice New Image Of Pixar's Princess Merida, Interesting German Logo

In Germany, it seems that Pixar's Brave will be known as Merida – Legende der Highlands. I can swing with that. It's similar to how Tangled remained Raiponce in France, for example. Note: the image at the head of the post is a hi-res version of one appearing in this week's Entertainment Weekly. Thanks to […]

Four Character Images From Pixars Brave (And Sort Of A Fifth)- UPDATED

Here are four of the characters from Pixar's Brave: Princess Merida, Queen Elinor, The Wise Woman and Lord MacIntosh. They will be voiced by Kelly MacDonald, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters and Craig Ferguson respectively. UPDATE: Images removed at request of Pixar. Wow. Great. And here, I think is a fifth character. This is The Bear, […]

Official Poster For Pixar's Brave (And What's This About John Carter Of Mars?)

Everything I said earlier still stands, we've just now got a nice, high quality version of the poster direct from Disney.The attached press information credits Brave director Mark Andrews as being a writer on John Carter of Mars Not just John Carter All change again? Makes sense of the M-glyph, anyway.I'll ask Disney in the[...]