John Lasseter - BRAVE World Premiere, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, CA

John Lasseter wearing a fabulous kilt – BRAVE World Premiere, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, CA

On the eve of the nationwide release of Disney • Pixar’s newest feature length animated movie, BRAVE, executive producer John Lasseter shares with us some behind-the-scenes information. Lasseter talks about his love of Scotland, the importance of using Scottish people in the film for authenticity, about his role at Pixar, and the director-driven way movies are pitched and made at Pixar Studios.

John Lasseter on Disney Pixar’s BRAVE animated feature length Movie (video)


Disney Pixar's BRAVE animated movie - in theaters 6/22/12

Disney Pixar’s BRAVE animated movie – in theaters 6/22/12

Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. From Disney and Pixar, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition and challenges destiny to change her fate.

Brave” follows the heroic journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her skills and resources – including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers – to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late, discovering the meaning of true bravery.

Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humor that audiences of all ages around the world have come to eagerly expect.

See BRAVE in theaters on June 22, 2012

Presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.