Over the course of the last few days, there have been plenty of Brave surprises popping up here and there.
Above we have a new promotional image for the film, which absolutely blew me away. It's simply stunning; I love the dramatic shot of Merida taking aim as she rides on Angus, while being pursued by King Fergus and Lords Dingwall, Macintosh, and MacGuffin.
Second, Pixar released a new Brave TV spot on Thursday for the NFL Draft. It shows bits of new footage, and focuses more on the comedic aspect of the film. Take a look below:
There's also a new video featuring Merida teaching her three little brothers archery...but these guys seem to be far more interested in obtaining sweets than actually becoming archers. This looks more like it is a promotional video and not part of the actual film. Watch it here:
Pixar also released more pictures that show the process of making one of their films. The first of the images shows a photo of a castle from a research trip to Scotland, a second shows concept art for the DunBroch castle featured in Brave, and the third and final image is a completed, rendered shot of the kingdom from the movie. You can see another set of progression shots here.
Lastly, take a look at these three magnificent new stills from Brave. One shows a scene that I assume is somewhere near the climax of the film, with Merida leaping towards her mother Elinor and about to be caught by the ferocious beast Mor'du. This shot was shown in the newest trailer. Another still, from the second trailer, has Merida concentrating on her target, about to shoot her arrow. The last one shows the three little bear cubs, which I think may be the triplets transformed into bears.
Brave takes aim at theaters on June 22 (we're almost there!).