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There are automatic hair generation and physics-based animation bolt-ons available for most common commercial CGI creation/rendering packages, these have been around for a long while really. That said Pixar do tend to write their own software and will probably have done so for 'Brave'. Essentially you define the area on the head where hair is to be, you ...


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Unsurprisingly, the true details are hard to dig up, but this is nothing new. Pixar has a reputation for major shake-ups during production, see this extract from an article on hitfix.com: They have the best track record in the business for a reason. They have a carefully managed story department, and they are ruthless during development. They have had ...


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I've found no references about this anywhere online, so I'm going to say no, they are not (deliberate) references. There are plenty of Easter Eggs that Disney, and Pixar in particular, are famous for. For an example of these, see this link. However, no member of the production team for any of these films has made any comment about observations like yours, ...


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Khan Academy partnered with Pixar a while back to provide an introductory course to computer animation. One of the lessons gives a simplified explanation of how they animated Merida's hair. You even learn to write some simple code to accomplish the basic idea! Hair simulation 101 Explore how millions of hairs can be simulated using a mass spring system. ...


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The term "they get away with murder" is shortly followed by "I can never get away with anything", and in this instance is definitely being used as the phrase (meaning to be able to do whatever one wants without punishment") rather than the literal definition. At approx 20m 50s into the movie, as the clans are fighting, we see the boys smash the hammer into ...


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The Wikipedia article about the Brave soundtrack says Differently from songs from Disney musical movies, in movies where the songs are only used as a background, Disney Character Voices International does not require for them to be dubbed. So, in the Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Estonian, German, Icelandic, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Taiwanese ...


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