The Legend of Mor’du Short Announced For Brave Blu-Ray

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The Legend of Mor'du

The Leg­end of Mor’du

With Disney’s announce­ment for a Novem­ber 13, 2012 Blu-ray release of the Pixar hit Brave, also comes the news of a new short based in the new Brave world. Extras on the release will include a new short called, The Leg­end of Mor’du as well as 2001’s the­atri­cally released La Luna (which was shown before Brave in it’s the­atri­cal release).

Based in the mag­i­cal Scot­land of Brave, The Leg­end of Mor’du will give fans the chance to delve deeper into the leg­end behind Mordu, as told by the eccen­tric witch who trans­formed him. Mor’du, as you may remem­ber, was a prince who was trans­formed into a bear. Mor’du appeared in the film as a mon­strous, 15 feet tall black bear with huge claws, a mis­aligned jaw, and long, sharp teeth, his body cov­ered in scars and bro­ken weapons and arrows. King Fer­gus lost his leg in a bat­tle against this bear while pro­tect­ing his wife and daughter.

Other extras on the newly announced Blu-ray pack­age include:

  • La Luna” The­atri­cal Short – Fans will love this charm­ing short that accom­pa­nied the film in the­aters. It fol­lows a young boy on his first night work­ing the fam­ily busi­ness along­side his father and grandfather.
  • The Leg­end of Mor’du” Short – This rous­ing new bonus short film will give fans the chance to delve deeper into the leg­end behind Mordu, as told by the eccen­tric witch who trans­formed him.
  • Brave Old World – Fans will watch as mem­bers of the “Brave” pro­duc­tion team inves­ti­gate Scot­land, explor­ing its land, cul­ture, peo­ple and dialects. The research they gath­ered was brought thrillingly to life in the­film. Also, fans will hear what actress Emma Thomp­son (voice of Queen Eli­nor) thinks of Pixar’s take on her homeland.
  • Merida & Eli­nor – With the cre­ation of Merida and Eli­nor, the Pixar film­mak­ers delved deep into the rela­tion­ship between mother and daugh­ter. High­light­ing con­trasts in char­ac­ter design, cloth­ing, ani­ma­tion, voic­ing, even hair­style, watch how the film­mak­ers explored this most impor­tant of relationships.
  • Bears – Take a look inside the art and design behind the bears in “Brave.” Each of the bears, gen­tle Mum-Bear and ter­ri­fy­ing Mor’du, demanded a dif­fer­ent approach to cre­at­ing their phys­i­cal appear­ance and personality.
  • Brawl in the Hall – A fas­ci­nat­ing and hilar­i­ous inside look at the process of cre­at­ing “Brave’s” fight­ing Scots, through ani­ma­tion, crowd sim­u­la­tion and fight chore­og­ra­phy – not to men­tion a room full of grunt­ing men whose vocal chor­tles added authen­tic­ity to the rau­cous scene.
  • Won­der Moss – Fans will explore how “Brave’s” tech­ni­cal artists exam­ined the real Scot­tish coun­try­side and stud­ied the laws of nature, then turned the­sefind­ings into com­puter codes that would blan­ket Merida’s Scot­land in lush moss, lichen and bracken.
  • Magic –The magic and mys­tery of Scot­land is revealed to fans in this charm­ing fea­ture about the leg­ends – from mys­ti­cal potions to the will-o’-the-wisps – seen in “Brave.”
  • Clan Pixar – At Pixar, get­ting into char­ac­ter is a team effort. From mak­ing Hag­gis to Kilt Fri­days to cel­e­brat­ing the Scot­tish poet Robert Burns, fans will see how the “Brave” pro­duc­tion crew truly embraced Scot­tish themes and cus­toms fueled the Pixar crew through­out the cre­ation of “Brave.”
  • Once Upon A Scene – A closer look at the evo­lu­tion of the sto­ry­lines through­out the pro­duc­tion of the film, includ­ing alter­na­tive open­ings to the film and many deleted scenes.
  • Extended Scenes – Three sep­a­rate scenes are high­lighted in their extended form. Direc­tor Mark Andrews dis­cusses the deci­sion mak­ing process that led to the short­ened ver­sions of these scenes.
  • Fer­gus & Mor’du” An Alter­nate Open­ing – Once upon a time, “Brave” had a dif­fer­ent open­ing scene. Even­tu­ally cut from the film, fans can see it in its entirety in this bonus fea­ture nar­rated by the film’s direc­tor Mark Andrews.
  • Fallen War­riors Mon­tage – A selec­tion of deleted shots that were cut from the film late in pro­duc­tion are pre­sented to fans in var­i­ous stages ofcom­ple­tion through a video mon­tage nar­rated by direc­tor Mark Andrews.
  • Dirty Hairy Peo­ple – Fans will enjoy this uproar­i­ous bonus fea­ture dis­cussing the devel­op­ment of “Brave’s” Scots – includ­ing the design of their hair, attire, and dirt-crusted physiques.
  • It is English…Sort Of – This bonus fea­ture helps fans inter­pret some of the more Scot­tish lines in the film, thanks to the real Scot­tish actors who play the key char­ac­ters and con­tributed their own dialects and sayings.
  • Angus – A look at Merida’s most trusted com­pan­ion, Angus, a mighty Clydesdale.
  • The Tapes­try – Fans will learn the story behind this embroi­dered emblem of fam­ily unity, which was lov­ingly crafted by “Brave’s” team of artists.
  • Pro­mo­tional Pieces – This bonus includes pro­mo­tional clips for “Brave,” includ­ing: “Feast Yer Eyes,” “Relics,” “Clan Dun­Broch,” “Launch,” and more.
  • Art Gallery – A selec­tion of breath­tak­ing art from the cre­ation of the film, show­cas­ing char­ac­ters, sets, scenes and stun­ning landscapes.
  • Wee Gaffes – A video mon­tage of sim­u­la­tion, ani­ma­tion and shot bloopers.
  • Renais­sance Ani­ma­tion Man – Get a look at Direc­tor Mark Andrews’ love of Scot­land, sword-fighting, music and more!
  • Direc­tor Commentary
  • Teasers and Sneak Peeks

The Brave disks will release on Novem­ber 13, 2012. There are actu­ally two Blu-ray ver­sions– a 5-disc Ulti­mate Collector’s Edi­tion (includes 1 Blu-ray 3D disc, 2 Blu-Ray Discs, 1 DVD, and 1 dig­i­tal copy), 3-disc Collector’s Edi­tion Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes 2 Blu-ray discs and 1 DVD), and a 1-disc DVD edi­tion.

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