World Premiere of Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” Heads to Hollywood for Grand Opening of the Dolby Theatre
Epic Action Adventure Joins 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Lineup
Disney•Pixar’s “Brave,” a groundbreaking adventure full of humor, heart and breathtaking action, extends its pioneering spirit to its world premiere on June 18, 2012, marking the Grand Opening of Hollywood’s Dolby TheatreSM.
The red-carpet event is a special presentation for Film Independent’s 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival. Premiering in Dolby 3D, a state-of-the-art imaging solution providing audiences with a superior 3D experience, “Brave” is an epic tale set in the mystical Scottish Highlands where the film’s headstrong protagonist, Merida, is forced to discover the meaning of true bravery. The film hits theatres nationwide on June 22, 2012.
“With a spirited heroine and enchanting setting in the ancient Scottish Highlands, ‘Brave’ represents some exciting firsts for Pixar,” said Ricky Strauss, president, marketing, The Walt Disney Studios. “We are proud that the world premiere of ‘Brave’ will serve as the inaugural premiere at the new Dolby Theatre as part of the LA Film Festival, a fitting way to launch Merida’s extraordinary adventure.”
FIRST Minister Alex Salmond is to attend the world premier of Brave, the animated film set in a mythical version of Scotland, on his tour of the US west coast later this month.
Salmond will see the first showing of the Disney-Pixar venture, which stars Kevin McKidd and Kelly Macdonald, when he visits California to try to drum up tourism and business investment.
He said: “The US offers huge potential, and Scotland and Scottish companies are ideally placed to take advantage of the outstanding opportunities that are available. The animation film Brave, for example, is expected to boost the Scottish economy by £140 million, and the unique collaboration between Disney-Pixar and VisitScotland to showcase Scotland across the world is a fantastic example of maximising economic benefit from the strength of our nation’s global brand.”
In Sacramento, Salmond will meet Californian politicians to promote the Scottish economy. He will also deliver a speech to the Commonwealth Club of California, described as the oldest and largest public affairs forum in the US.
Other speakers include Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisers.
The First Minister will visit Stanford University to see a venture between the institution and Strathclyde, Heriot-Watt, St Andrews and Glasgow universities.
Pixar's 'Brave' to Have European Premiere at Sicily's Taormina Fest
The 58-year-old festival is getting back on track after big budget cutbacks, continuing its roll as a launching pad for blockbusters aiming for a young audience.
ROME – The European premiere of Disney/Pixar’s latest production, Brave, will be among the centerpieces of this year’s edition of the Taormina Film Festival, organizers said Tuesday.
The 3D film follows a young princess who defies tradition and finds herself beset by a curse she must undo with bravery and archery skills. The film will have a limited release in Los Angeles and in a handful of other territories just before the June 23 European launch in Taormina, which will take place in the festival’s famous Teatro Antico.
The cliffside Sicilian festival has developed a reputation for acting as the European or international launch for similar films targeted at young audiences: in recent years it has launched Kung Fu Panda II, Toy Story 3D, and Transformers. All but Transformers were 3D productions.
Brave, which was co-directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell, stars Kelly Macdonald as the voice of Princess Merida, Emma Thompson as her mother Queen Elinor, and Bill Connolly as King Fergus. But the festival did not say which cast members would make the trip to Sicily for the screening.
With this announcement, newly-appointed artistic director Mario Sesti, formerly the head of the International Rome Film Festival’s Extra sidebar, continued to breathe new life into the 58-year-old event, which was left in disarray amid severe budget cutbacks and the departure of Deborah Young -- The Hollywood Reporter’s international film editor -- as artistic director after a five-year run.
The festival’s full lineup will be announced June 18, just days before the festival’s June 22 opening ceremony. The festival will conclude June 28.
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Scottish star brings Disney's pixar movie Brave to Inverness By Jenna MacCulloch Kevin McKidd is coming to Inverness on Sunday for the premiere of Disney's Pixar Brave
SCOTTISH movie and TV star Kevin McKidd is bringing some Hollywood glamour to Inverness when he brings Disney’s Pixar new movie Brave back to the Highlands for an exclusive premier in the city this weekend.
The big-name actor, who is originally from Elgin, is best known for his role as Dr Hunt in America’s hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy, and who has starred in movies including Made of Honor (2008) and Trainspotting (1996), will be at Eden Court in Inverness for a screening of the film on Sunday.
Heart-throb Kevin is the voice of Lord MacGuffin and young MacGuffin in Brave, which is set in the mysterious Highlands. He’ll be joined in Inverness by director Mark Andrews and producer Katherine Sarafian.
Inverness singers Julie Fowlis and 10-year-old Peigi Barker, both of whom provide vocals in the film, will also perform at the premiere at Eden Court Theatre on Sunday evening.
Tourism bosses have already predicted the Highlands could enjoy a healthy slice of £150 million from Brave’s spin-off.
A huge £7 million global marketing campaign, including television and cinema advertisements, by VisitScotland has been launched in the run up to the film’s release in August.
The world premiere of Brave took place in Los Angeles on June 18, while the European Premiere takes place in Edinburgh on Saturday at the Festival Theatre, as the Closing Night film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Screen stars Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald and Craig Ferguson took to the red carpet for the European premiere of the new Disney/Pixar animation Brave.
The movie, set in the mythical medieval Highlands of Scotland, was being shown at the closing night gala of the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).
It topped the US box office last weekend, taking in an estimated 66.3 million US dollars (£42.27 million) and was the 13th consecutive Pixar film to open at number one.
The four actors provided the voices for some of the film's leading characters, as did other household names such as Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson and Julie Walters.
Speaking on the red carpet, McKidd said it was a fantastic experience to be involved in the film.
The Scots-born actor said: "I was asked about three or four years ago by Pixar to be involved in it and as soon as I heard the word 'Pixar' I just said 'Yes, I don't care what it is, I'll do it' because I've been a fan of their movies since they started making films.
"I feel very blessed and honoured to be part of this.
"I think it's definitely going to have a big effect. I'm very proud to be Scottish and I'm always telling people to come and visit.
"I think there is going to be a lot of kids nagging and dragging their parents to come and see this film."
HOLLYWOOD came to Inverness yesterday for the Highland premiere of new Disney Pixar animation Brave – with Elgin-born Grey’s Anatomy star Kevin McKidd among those hitting the special green carpet.
Guests at the Eden Court premiere – including Scotland’s minister for tourism Fergus Ewing and his four-year-old daughter Natasha – were treated to special performances from vocal stars of the movie.
Two songs were performed by Dingwall traditional singer Julie Fowlis.
And 10-year-old Peigi Barker from Arpafeelie, near Inverness, sang Noble Maiden from the movie as well as a traditional Gaelic song with her brother Donald.
Just before the film screened, director Mark Andrews and producer Katherine Sarafian revealed how it was from a first recce visit to Scotland six years ago that Pixar film-makers first drew up detailed plans to focus Brave on the Highlands.
VisitScotland chief executive Malcolm Roughead paid tribute to the partnership with Disney Pixar.
On the back of the film’s release, a massive global marketing campaign from the tourist authority is set to reach millions of potential visitors to Scotland.
He revealed that the TV and cinema campaign will reach around 80 million people in the UK and abroad and is expected to boost the Scottish economy by around £140 million. The movie was America’s number one last weekend – Pixar’s lucky 13th in a row, has already made $66.7 million and is pleasing critics and cinemagoers alike. The 3D screening in Inverness drew laughs, the odd tear – and gasps when the 3D effect made salmon apparently leap out of the screen. The movie’s official release is on August 3.
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