Did you know that Queen Elinor’s dress was inspired by the dress worn by actress Ellen Terry for the stage play of MacBeth in 1889? It made such an impression on John Singer Sargent that he immediately painted the striking actress!
The dress had over 1000 irridescent beetle wings sewn onto it and was recently restored!
A few pictures of me and several Pixar animators riding horses at Five Brooks Ranch in March of 2010. We used the experience as research for Brave since there would be lots of horses in the movie. Oddly enough I still haven’t animated a horse in the film!