With Pixar’s Brave opening this weekend, Disney recently held a press junket in Scotland where I got to interview some of the cast and filmmakers. The film centers on Princess Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), a young girl who accidentally sets loose an evil curse when she wishes for the freedom to escape her restrictive life. But the big news about Brave is that it’s Pixar’s first film with a female protagonist and their first fairy tale. I imagine in won’t be their last. Brave also features the voices of Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters. For more on Brave, here’s all our previous coverage and four clips.
During my interview with John Lasseter we talked about the technical challenges of Brave, the challenges Pixar will overcome in the future, his favorite Studio Ghibli film, if there’s a chance Pixar and Marvel could make a movie together, and limited art prints. Hit the jump to watch.
Finally, here’s my interviews with director Mark Andrews and producer Katherine Sarafian and Kevin McKidd.
- After talking about my Studio Ghibli t-shirt and being told I have to go to the Ghibli museum in Tokyo, I ask Lasseter what is his favorite Studio Ghibli film. Says it’s My Neighbor Totoro
- What was the big technical hurdle they needed to overcome on Brave and what does he think they’ll have to overcome in the future
- Is there a chance Pixar and Marvel could make a movie together
- We talk about the popularity of limited art prints and doing them based on Pixar films