Get ready y’all, Disney Pixar’s Brave is coming out this Friday, June 22! Not only did I get a chance to attend an advanced screening (see my Brave movie review here), but mommyGAGA was on the scene at the official movie premiere! It was held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, CA, marking it’s grand opening after a vast revamp from it’s previous namesake as the Kodak Theater. Attending was such a great experience, there were tons of people there, celebs included, and director Mark Andrews was even wearing a Scottish kilt!
The red carpet event was decked out with all of the Scottish inspired trimmings, including a enormous Brave statue like creation, a live bag pipe performance with band members dressed in traditional kilts, and plenty of Brave banners for photo ops. Even the normal red carpet was green to reflect the landscape of Scotland! Merida, the main character, arrived on a horse dressed in her princess gown. Fans donned bright red curly wigs to portray Merida’s hair. It felt like I was at a full fledged festival, so entertaining!
There’s no doubt that this was a popular event. In addition to the Brave cast members, which include Kelly Macdonald, Julie Walters, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, and Robbie Coltrane, there were a bunch of other notable celebrities in attendance. Garcelle Beauvais, Molly Ringwald, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kevin Nealon, Christina Milian, Alison Sweeney and many more people had their kids in tow, and even Disney’s own Skai Jackson and Bella Thorne showed up!
After the Brave premiere, there was a celebratory party upstairs for all of the guests. The evening gala featured Scottish themed decor, food, and music, which continued throughout the night. The bagpipes greeted us at the entrance and there was an archery practice station outside where you could actually try to shoot a real arrow! Also, there was a photo green screen area that put you right into the scene of the movie. Among the festivities, Craig Fergueson presented the slicing of the haggis, a Scottish delicacy that was available for tasting. People mixed, mingled, ate, and even danced a little. I managed to get a photo with Pixar director Mark Andrews, very cool. We had such a great time!
We had a ton of fun! Don’t miss this Disney Pixar masterpiece, Brave will be in theaters June 22!
Disclosure: I attended all events on behalf of Disney. Everything I share is all mine.