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Behind the Scene of Pixar's Brave: How the Magic is Made – From Scotland to the Screen

By Sunny Chanel |

It’s easy to take an animated film for granted.  But there are tens if not hundreds of people behind the scenes spending years of their lives making these pieces of cinematic magic. On one level it seems so very childlike – it’s just a cartoon right? But in reality it involves a slew of very sophisticated, high tech and complicated elements to make simple things – like a red-headed girl shooting an arrow – happen beautifully, gracefully and seamlessly. Pixar’s upcoming epic Brave is an example of this effortlessness that in fact takes an awe inspiring amount of planning,  talent and technology to make happen.

Part of the charm of animation – especially for children – is the escapism and fantasy of the story and Pixar is the best in the biz.  But for those those grown ups who want to peek behind the curtain, those who want to get a glimpse of what is involved in making a classic – come with me and see how a Pixar movie is made:

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Pixar's Brave: How the Movie Was Made - Images

Merida’s Clothing

Interview with Claudia Chung (Simulation Supervisor) "Merida has over twenty-two costume changes. She has about five dresses that she does wear throughout the film, but she has her cloak and she has lots of accessories like here bow and quiver and arrows and, and so all those things combine together in different ways makes over twenty-two changes. That's a lot of time for Merida in the dressing room. When we start the tailoring process we get something like this from the art department. And what the tailor will do is take a look at this art and basically break it down….the length of her dress…the fullness of the skirt and the tightness of the bodice and other key features that we want to make sure we address."

Brave opens nationwide on June 22nd. You can read more about the upcoming Pixar film right here.

Images: Courtesy of Disney Pixar

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Since 2007 Sunny Chanel has written thousands of pieces for Babble. She currently writes for Babble's celebrity, moms, and Disney voices sections and has her own blog aptly named Sunny Chanel. You can find Sunny on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and StumbleUpon. Read bio and latest posts → Read Sunny's latest posts →

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