Today marks the release of Disney Pixar’s Brave, the thirteenth movie released by the animation giant since they made their debut in 1995 with Toy Story. In its time the studio has become famous for not only its consistency, regularly putting out some of the best films that the movie industry has to offer, but its compelling characters and ability to reduce grown adults to tears with hardcore emotional storytelling. And it’s a legacy that lives on in their latest film.
A beautiful story set in medieval Scotland, Brave is a stellar look at the relationship between mothers and daughters, exemplified by a rebellious, wild-haired princess and the conservative, traditionalist queen. The movie is a fun ride filled to the brim with some of the most beautiful animation you’ll ever see (you can read my full review here), so naturally I was ecstatic when recently offered the chance to sit down to interview some members of the cast and crew.
Below you will find three videos featuring the likes of Kelly Macdonald (who plays Princess Merida), Craig Ferguson (who plays Lord Macintosh), director Mark Andrews and producer Katherine Sarafian. Check them out to learn how Macdonald feels about being a part of a project so massive and so utterly Scottish; how Ferguson thinks he would do in a real fight against Kevin McKidd and Robbie Coltrane; and how the movie first began (complete with Wayne’s World sound effects!).
Director Mark Andrews and Producer Katherine Sarafian