DISC 1 extras-
Audio commentary for the film
Short Films- LA LUNA and THE LEGEND
OF MORDU (the better of the two)
BARVE NEW WORLD- a chronicle of the
animation team’s visit to Scotland
to take pictures and sketch Scotland before they started work
on animating the film.
MERIDA & ELINOR- actors and
filmmakers discuss the central mother./ daughter relationship and how they animated Merida
BEARS- how they approached bears differently
for this film and broke away from the mold of the bears you usually see in a Disney film
BRAWL IN THE HALL- talk about the light-hearted
brawls in the movie
WONDER MOSS- how mathematics went into
creating moss for the movie
MAGIC- how they approached magic and
magical creatures for BRAVE
CLAN PIXAR- a day in the life of how
Pixar mixes it up at their headquarters to engage the animators while working on the latest animated movies from having a
kilt day to eating haggis.
ONCE UPON A SCENE- a look at the various
deleted bits they excised from the movie as they developed BRAVE into what was released in the theaters and for blu-ray/ DVD
The extended scenes show extra bits
animated but cut from the final film for pacing reasons, but they are interesting to see and they feature introductions by
Director Mark Andrews (one of the directors of BRAVE).
DISC 2 extras-
The deleted scenes montage is very
entertaining and it is listed under FALLEN WARRIORS and the Alternate Opening is included (and ultimately cut to focus the
story on Merida sooner).
The Promotional Pieces feature a very
self aware animation reel of the characters being aware of the camera and promo spots and trailers for BRAVE.
DIRTY NAKED PEOPLE- Pixar animators had a challenge when they decided to have the characters looks like authentic Scots beginning
with the hair and facial hair.
IT IS ENGLISH..SORT OF- a look at how
Pixar and the voice actors incorporated real Scottish words into the script and movie.
ANGUS- a focus on the horse Angus and
how they brought characterization to this horse while being careful not making it human
THE TAPESTRY- a behind-the-scenes look
at the tapestry in BRAVE and how they created it for the movie
The Art galleries show various artwork
designs for the film and characters which is worth browsing if you’re interested in the pre-production process of BRAVE.
Disc 3- DVD featurettes the Audio commentary
and the two short films
Disc 4- Digital Copy
Disc 5- 3D version of BRAVE on Blu-ray
plus LA LUNA in 3D.
FINAL ANALYSIS: BRAVE is a fun adventure film about responsibility and growing up with characters you would love to meet
again and again. The extras provide some insight in the making of the movie
with the pre-production process and deleted scenes being the best extras.
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