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Brave: New Pixar Film? [UPDATE]

In our last post we collected Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera’s latest interviews for Up.

While looking through the conversations, we found a little tidbit that might point to a brand new Pixar feature or short film! This is the suspicious excerpt from this interview by Coming Soon:

"CS: You’ve probably been spending three or four years on this movie yourself, so do you deal with a lot of the other Pixar stuff going on in that time as well or are you able to just focus on this?
Pretty much exclusively on this. Once in a while, we’re at these meetings where we all look at "Toy Story 3" or "Brave" or whatever and we all give comments and notes, but that’s just like a day here or there."

See that, Toy Story 3 and Brave! I for one have never heard of this project, nor do I know anything of it, for all we know it could’ve been misheard or a typo. In any case, if this is real, it could possibly be Pixar’s 2013 project or an upcoming Pixar short.

I don’t know if Pete Docter would’ve slipped a feature’s title so carelessly. Makes me wonder if Brave is a code name for The Bear and the Bow or some sort of misinterpretation of this 2011 film starring a brave princess.

Your thoughts?

Update: Many of your suspicions were correct, Brave is apparently just a codename for The Bear and the Bow. Oh, well. That still leaves speculation for upcoming Pixar projects…

Note: Logo is a mock-up made by me based on nothing.

0 Responses to Brave: New Pixar Film? [UPDATE]

  1. Anonymous says:

    My first thought when reading the article was that it may be the short before Toy Story 3.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Or a misheard / typo version of “Bear,” as in “Bear and the Bow.”

  3. Anonymous says:

    I believe they mentioned before this was a temporary title is now called Bear and the Bow.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, I notice that line too. An unintentional slip or what? I doubt the interviewer misheard or typo, nothing in Pixar canon sounds like “Brave.” But Pete can’t be that careless, right? He’s a veteran and he should know better than anyone not to spill until official announcement. Plus, their four next films, aren’t they the ones that need to be looked after right now? “Brave,” at the very soon, is way down the line (2013) to be “looked at” the same way as TS3. This mystery needs to be solved stat!!!

    And “Brave”? Enough with the one-syllable titles lol.

    Or it could be the code name for The Bear and the Bow, that’s the only film I can think of that can be “brave” enough. Makes more sense than an unannounced project.

  5. Mitch says:

    If any Pixarians are reading this right now, I bet they’re getting a good chuckle out of it. Either we’re so quick on the draw that our presumptions are correct right off the bat, or we over-analyze things. That aside, I agree with the majority of those who have responded in that it sounds like a code name for “The Bear and the Bow”, or something else entirely. I also agree with Anonymous #4 in that Mr. Docter wouldn’t let something such as this slip so early and/or easily. On the other hand, if this really is an upcoming project of Pixar’s, I wonder if it has anything to do with Native Americans…?

  6. Hm. There are too many possibilities, but I’m sure we’ll eventually find out. At one point, it was thought that WALL-E was a codename for Toy Story 3, but that wasn’t so. Whatever it was in this case, it was no mistake for them to blurt it out. Maybe it’s a new short film, or a new feature film, maybe it’s a past codename for TBATB, . We can only speculate at this point. Gee, 2013 seems so far away…

  7. Anonymous says:

    The weird part is to have never heard about it before, and to keep it that discret I would think that it can only be a short film. The fact to have talked about Brave and Toy Story 3 at the same time make me think it will be its short film. And I think that the name “Brave” stays in the same idea and matches what will be the story line of Toy Story 3.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The short films accompanying the features were always announced last, because they went to production in the later stage of the features. They wouldn’t have a short this soon, even then it’s not the same importance as TS3 to be reviewed as frequently. I believe the short with TS3 will be announced as the same time Partly Cloudy was announced this year.

    And when was WALL-E thought to be codename for TS3? Never. The first name for WALL-E was Trash Planet, and the name rumored was WAL-E. I don’t remember anywhere stated WAL-E was TS3.

    A 2013 feature is too far away to be viewed by the braintrust AND to be slipped by one in the braintrust, so I think it’s The Bear and the Bow aka in production Brave. Everything is the first for that film, first princess, first fairy tale, first return to winter since The Incredibles, first original film (not a sequel) since Up, first female director… so it needs all the attention this soon.

  9. Anonymous says:

    maybe it’s the new short film thats going to be with toy story 3

  10. Anonymous says:

    Anyone consider it to be code for a possible Monsters Inc sequel?
    It sounds like a possible code for that if you ask me.

    Which I fear, cause I wouldn’t want Pixar doing all these sequels and going into Dreamworks territory. Monsters Inc wrapped up too perfectly for it to be continued.

  11. TAMATER says:

    It Sounds like it may be a short in the UP dvd.

    (By TAMATER)

  12. dport4 says:

    Based off of everyone’s thoughts, I would definetly say this is an “Up” DVD short film, the companion short film to “Toy Story 3”, or codename for “The Bear and the Bow”.

  13. Kyle says:

    It wasn’t misheard or typo because I heard it myself in an audio interview. he says Brave no doubt about it.

    I did consider it was an old or new name for bear and the bow though. who knows.

  14. Mitch says:

    Anonymous #6 – That “WALL•E” was rumored to be a code name for “Toy Story 3” was never universally discussed; it was simply a topic of discussion that took place in the “Pixar Planet” forum boards some years ago, before we knew exactly what “WALL•E” was. During that time, it was suggested that “WALL•E” could have stood for “Woody and Lightyear” something something (I forgot what the other ‘L’ and ‘E’ were speculated to stand for). Of course, we found out later what the heck “WALL•E” was. Comical, but true. Heh.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I think it will probably be the short before ts3 but this article makes a good point.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Have you guys found out anything yet?
    Please no remake!!! It’s so not Pixar to do secondhand version of an outside source.

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