The time has finally come for the official trailer of the gorgeous Disney Pixar film Brave. We were able to see a sneak peek at D23’s Expo in California over the summer and I’m so happy it’s finally available for public viewing! Simply STUNNING.
I’ve been excited about DisneyPixar’s Brave since first hearing about it, back when the working title was “The Bear and the Bow” (I like BRAVE much better for the record) and now that we’ve been treated to Brave concept art and official promotional posters, the excitement is growing. During the Cars 2 screening I was able to attend a few weeks back, we saw the Official Brave Trailer (click to view in full-screen hi-def) and I was blown away. I am in love with the rich landscapes and unbelievable detail shown here. Pixar is already known as masters of realistic-looking designs and characters but this type of mythical environment is something new. Critics are saying it is on par with Hiyao Miyazaki‘s films, with which I am also obsessed, for their reverence and amazing depiction of nature. Well enough babble from me, let’s watch the trailer!
I’m also including this official image release, which if you click to enlarge and right click on, you can save it for wallpaper on your computer – it’s currently on mine! Enjoy Princess Merida!
EDIT: After watching the trailer a few dozen times, I decided to take this screenshot from one of my favorite parts of the trailer. It’s not going to be as high quality as the above official photo, but I thought I’d share it anyway in case anyone else loved this sweeping scene of the castle and surrounding mountains. Click to enlarge and save if you’d like.
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Official Brave Website: http://disney.com/Brave
Brave coming to US theaters June 22, 2012
One of my favorite parts of Disney•Pixar films are the shorts we get to enjoy before the feature. Day & Night was no exception, with its unique and endearing take on the differences that can unite us.
With Toy Story 3 set to be released next week on DVD, I thought I’d bring you some behind-the-scenes info on the making of the film, as well as some fun facts (like hidden easter eggs within the film referencing other Pixar productions) about the short.
For those who have not seen Toy Story 3 in theatres yet, here is a synopsis of Day & Night and a Question and Answer session from Director Teddy Newton:
When Day, a sunny fellow, encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly darker moods, sparks fly! Day and Night are frightened and suspicious of each other at first, and quickly get off on the wrong foot. But as they discover each other’s unique qualities–and come to realize that each of them offers a different window onto the same world—the friendship helps both to gain a new perspective.
Running time: 6 minutes
Pixar has created 11 films over the course of more than 25 years and over that time has accumulated countless works of art within their archives. Pixar: 25 Years of Animation is the exhibition that kicked of in NYC back in 2005 (when it started it was “20 years of animation”). The tour then traveled throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and more before returning to the studio’s backyard at the Oakland Museum of California the end of July. The show features 500 pieces, including some from the box-office record-breaking hit – Toy Story 3.
I remember first seeing Pixar animation back in the 90’s when I attended the annual Spike and Mike’s Animation Festival at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston. Good times. Pixar really has been leading animation for many decades now, so it’s wonderful to see the process and behind-the-scenes creations that lead to the on-screen masterpieces.
Today cnet.com is running a photo slideshow of some of the exhibit’s amazing items so I thought I’d give my readers the heads up to check it out if you are unable to attend the museum exhibit. As Disney fans, I’m sure we’ve all seen quite a few of these pictures, but perhaps you’ll see something new or enjoy a second look. To infinity and beyond!