BRAVE from DISNEY PIXAR Hits the Bull’s Eye with Fun, Humor and Scottish Hilarity!

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

BRAVE, DISNEY PIXAR's newest 3-D animated film, brings to the screen in this folklore tale adventure mystery, magic and mystique along with all the great Scottish fun one can handle!

Directed by Mark Andrews BRAVE stars the voice talent of Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, and John Ratzenberger. BRAVE, is produced by Katherine Sarafian and Executive Produced by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter.

With all the whispers of BRAVE being a compilation of DISNEY great moments and Merida being just another boring DISNEY Princess, the naysayers couldn’t be further from the truth!

BRAVE elevates animated filmmaking with fresh content and fresh creative! The dialogue is witty, sharp and funny with genuine exchanges between mother and daughter. The 3-D dances and sparkles with crispness and depth and the sights of the lush Scottish highlands jump from the screen. The progression of animation is stunning as every curl in Merida’s full head of Irish red curls are alive and have life on their own.  

Merida, voiced by Kelly Macdonald, the first born daughter of Queen Elinor voiced by Emma Thompson and Lord Fergus, voiced by Billy Connolly, are of the ruling clan. Merida is expected to follow tradition; and in following convention she must, of course, be a lady and possess all the skills and refinement of a proper princess. She on the other hand, as her father Lord Fergus, states, “wants to have the wind in me hair and shoot me bow.” Her mother only desires her teenage daughter to be respectable. As the two lock horns Merida demands her freedom and with a will, wit and aim more like her father, she’s determined to have it at any cost.

Being a DISNEY animated film, BRAVE does have the elements associated with DISNEY; the family dynamics are very funny with moments of heightened suspense. A film of relationships between Mother and Daughter BRAVE tugs at the heartstrings as Merida’s plan to escape the prison of tradition becomes the key to finding her true place and happiness.  The climatic ending is worthy of a pack of tissues!

DISNEY PIXAR hosted select members of the media for the BRAVE Press Day held at the LOWES Hotel in Hollywood. Having the opportunity to participate the following are excerpts from the Press Conference with the very funny Director Mark Andrews, who briught down the house with his impression of his Scottish tour guide and recounting the stories he told, and Producer Katherine Sarafian.

Janet Walker:  Personally, when I saw BRAVE I felt it elevated animated filmmaking. I thought it had fresh content and fresh creative and beauty and mystique and mystery and over eight years of bringing this project to life what was or can you pinpoint one just memorable moment in this process?

Mark Andrews: Skinny dipping in the Locke was pretty memorable. (Room erupts in laughter)

Katherine Sarafian:  I would say the first Scotland trip in 2006. That was very special because it was the first time we really connected to the real place in a real way. In our heads it made sense back in Emeryville, California that it was a Scottish set adventure well it wasn’t until we got there, saw the sky, smelled the smells, [took it all in] and looked into the rhythm of the accents and the people and the storytelling that we really just got it. Why there was such folklore and legends. Its real magic of tales spun from that region. It’s just a real thing. We could feel it.

Mark Andrews:  We knew there was great potential in the movie just from the setting. And we had all these aspects of it; this great parent child relationship, and the setting and the world. You know I’m a history buff, a Middle Ages buff, and a myth and legends buff but until we got there and started to talking to our guide and people who lived there, [we just didn’t know].

 

The one thing I brought back is there’s a story in Scotland about everything. We’d just be driving along the road and I’d say, ‘Bob, what about that tree?’ (Breaking into perfect, gruff Scottish accent) ‘That trees where they tied up Kahail in the war!’ (Room erupts with laughter).  Well, ‘What about that mountain?’ (Again in perfect gruff Scottish as the room erupts) ‘That’s where the giant fell dead after being beaten to death.’ What about that lake, ‘I kissed my first girlfriend in the lake and she was a Silkie and she ran off with the fairies.’  (The room is roaring with laughter).

 

When you’re working on an original film you’re going, ‘Where the hell what do I start?’ When there is just so much material, which one do I pick because you’re inspired by everything; we took everything and took license with it.  

 

DISNEY PIXAR’s BRAVE hits the bull’s eye of fun, humor and Scottish hilarity! Fun for the entire family!

Opens in theaters June 22, 2012; Check your local listings!

 

экспресс доставка
крепление для груши
лучший турник

 

Haute Tease

  • PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser Review – Dream Skin Is A Month Away

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    PaloVia® Skin Renewing Laser® the only FDA-cleared, at-home laser clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, once only available to the few is now available to the masses.

     
  • Hurricane Danny Upgraded to Category 3 Storm

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Hurricane Danny, the first named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane 2015 Season, quickly escalated to a Category 3 storm gaining strength over the warm waters of the Atlantic pushing forward threatening the Virgin Islands, Leeward and Puerto Rico.

     
  • New York Film Critics Series Announces Launch Of Live National In-Theater Screening Series Moderated By Rolling Stone Film Critic Peter Travers

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    New York (NY) – The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®), one of the leading word-of-mouth screening companies, has announced they have partnered with Movie Theater locations throughout the U.S. to present a live, national, in-theater Screening Series.

     
  • Mark Kearney Group Hosts Ultra Exclusive Emmy Suite

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Mark Kearney, Executive Chef and owner of the Mark Kearney Group, is hosting an ultra-exclusive Luxury Awards Emmy Gifting suite and an invitation only VIP reception at the home of Emmy winner Peter and Lisa Brennan.

     
  • OSCARS® Opening Ceremony: Live From The Red Carpet; Hosted by Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer and Michael Strahan

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are pulling out the stops for Hollywood’s most spectacular night with “Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From The Red Carpet,” the exclusive, majestic, highly anticipated lead-in to the live telecast of the 87th Oscars hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

Crime

  • People Exclusive: Husband of Murdered Texas Fitness Instructor Shares Theory on Who Killed His Wife: 'It Had to Be Someone She Knew'

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Brandon Bevers, the husband of a Texas fitness instructor who was found dead inside a church last month just before she was to teach an early morning class, believes his wife knew her killer.

     
  • Drive-By Shooting Kills Seven

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Gun fire erupted in the coastal community of Isla Vista, near UC Santa Barbara, in a drive-by shooting that left seven dead and another seven injured in what police are calling a premeditated attack by a disgruntled student.

     
  • UPDATE: Fourth Victim, Cousin of Shooter, in Washington State School Shooting Dies;Brings Total to Five

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The fourth student victim of the deadly shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State, has claimed its fifth victim as parents and survivors are returning to school while trying to cope with the senseless tragedy.

     
  • UPDATE: Chicago’s Bloody Christmas Weekend Thankfully Ends; 2016 Expected to Be Third Highest

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Chicago’s bloody rampage continued Monday with a sharp spike in shootings and with five days before New Year’s Eve the 61 shootings, 50 wounded and 11 homicides, over the three-day holiday weekend bring the 2016 total to 785 homicides.

     
  • Theater Shooter, James Holmes, Formally Sentenced

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Theater Shooter, James Holmes who walked into the Aurora Cinemark 16, in full tactical gear, tossed a smoke bomb designed to get his targets to stand, and systematically slaughtered 12 moviegoers and wounded another 70.

Auto, Yachts, Jets, Real Estate

  • Breathtaking Malibu Beachfront Property Hits Market

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A stunning Malibu beachfront four bedroom triplex situated in the coveted Malibu Colony Cove Community, with brilliant, dramatic Pacific Ocean views as well as direct beach access, has recently hit the market.

     
  • Celebrity Real State News: Enrique’s Former Miami Mansion, with Prime Bay and Skyline Views, On Market

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Iglesias men cover a wide range of music genres.  Father Julio, now 73, with his chiseled features, deeply romantic songs, and smooth bedroom voice, with a law degree on the side, has sold over 120 million records.  

     
  • Los Feliz Property of Drake Bell Hits The Market

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Los Feliz home of actor and singer Drake Bell, better known for his recent gigs in "Superhero Movie" and "The Ultimate Spider Man," who lost the property during bankruptcy proceedings, has hit the market at just over 1.5million.

     
  • Songstress Taylor Swift Buys Samuel Goldwyn Mansion

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Taylor Swift, one of the world's wealthiest celebrities with estimated career earnings approaching $800 million, and is now putting down deep roots in Hollywood society with the purchase and renovation of the Samuel Goldwyn Mansion.

Theatre, Music, Books

  • Broadway's Best: Celebrating the Music of Ron Abel

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Birdland, the legendary Manhattan Jazz Club, played host for two nights only to celebrate, one of Broadway's best and Hollywood's hottest talents, composer and musical genius Ron Abel.

     
  • Season of Salt and Honey Review - Charming Depiction of Twists and Turns Life Serves Up

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Season of Salt and Honey, a novel by Hannah Tunnicliffe, is another page turner penned with her skillful artistic strokes adding layers of human emotions intertwining untimely heartache and natural healing process with the magic remedies of culinary creations.

     
  • Interstellar Soundtrack with Music By Hans Zimmer Out In Time For The Holidays

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    (October 28, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA) WaterTower Music today proudly announces the November 18 release of Interstellar: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, with music by renowned composer Hans Zimmer, whose career has earned him Grammy, Golden Globe, Classical Brit, Academy, Tony, and American Music Awards.

     
  • HL A&E Presents The Best Summer 2016 Music Festivals, by the Numbers

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Every year, thousands of people flock to church. The devotees pray in flower crowns and straw hats, fringe-laden vests and neon body paint. They are the congregation of music lovers, gathering from many different corners of the world to worship at the summer’s many music festivals.  

  • Celebrities Pay Tribute to Jerry and Elaine Orbach During Launch of Remember How I Love You

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Celebrities, family and friends of the late Jerry and Elaine Orbach gathered recently, at The Snapple Theater Center in Manhattan’s Theater District, to honor them with readings from their newly released book, “Remember How I Love You - Love Letters From An Extraordinary Marriage.”