Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"Brave" is The Bear and the Bow

Sunday saw some hoopla online amongst Pixar fans caused by a reference made by Pete Docter to what appeared to be previously unannounced project titled "Brave". As is to be expected, scores of theories quickly emerged. /Film, for example, posited that "Brave" could be a new adaptation of The Brave Little Toaster being produced at Pixar.

Well now, while Pixar publicity declined to go on the record on the subject, a trusted well-placed source confirms that "Brave" is simply an internal name for Pixar's winter 2011 feature The Bear and the Bow.

The movie, being directed by Brenda Chapman and billed as "Pixar's first fairy tale" is, as we've known for a while, centred around a "brave" Scottish Princess Merida, voiced by Reese Witherspoon.

No Cannes to California jet lag induced slip after all!

11 comments:

acooper2 said...

I kinda had a feeling that's what it was.

Jeremy said...

Interesting. I was kind of hoping for another Pixar film to look forward to but that's alright. I kind of like The Bear and the Bow better, as it's a more fairytale-like title, but Brave is nice in its simplicity.

Thanks for the update!

Jordan said...

Add that to IMDb under "alternate titles".

Anonymous said...

Well, no surprise there.

PixarFanatic said...

Yuck. I was hoping it would be an all-new film--like to be released in Winter 2012 or Summer 2013. Sigh. Besides, I kinda hate The Bear and the Bow. It's kinda epic, but that's it. If they put in some battle sequences with Merida as an archer, I might see it.

I forsee a PG rating and Pixar's first flop...

David Moraes said...

The Bear and the Bow was my first guess, but this kinda disappoints me...I like important news :) Still, it was intriguing.

Alec Smith said...

Looks like I was wrong Phil

Anonymous said...

Reese Witherspoon?

Ugh.

Anonymous said...

(To PixarFanatic,) What's to hate about it? I think it sounds like a great movie. And it's directed by Brenda Chapman! (A woman director! How often does that happen in animation?) I personally can't wait for it. It does seem "different", but that doesn't mean it's going to be "Pixar's first flop."

Anonymous said...

So, after dissing half their audience for years, Pixar is actually going to make a movie about women? I wonder what made them open their eyes.

Karil said...

hmmmmm I don't know.