On 24 February, “Brave” won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Kilted director Mark Andrews took to the stage wearing the Dunbroch tartan created for association with the film and thanked the Pixar team and Brenda Chapman (his co-director) whose daughter served as the inspiration for Merida, the story’s heroine…

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The “Brave” Tartan ~
The DunBroch Tartan was designed for the just released film “Brave” with subdued, rich colours to reflect the rugged, natural setting of Scotland. Representative of the tartan worn by the fictional Royal Family in the animated tale, the pattern is organically refined in its colour sense. There was a concerted effort to use hues that were indicative of the less saturated dyeing techniques during the olden period in which the fantasy film is set.
The DunBroch Tartan is the original work of Pixar Animation Studios and is protected by applicable copyright and trademark laws. Only to be woven with the written consent of Disney/Pixar.
Much like Scotland itself, the DunBroch Tartan is set against the ocean blue of the North Sea. The deep scarlet represents the family’s reverence for its own history, and the blood shed during battles between the clans. Deep green shows a love for Scotland’s majestic highlands, where the story of “Brave” unfolds. Navy blue, and its clear central intersections, represents the forging of the clans within the mythical DunBroch kingdom. And finally, the subtle grey imbues a sense of respect for the inner soul of the strong Scottish people…

The “Brave” Tartan ~

The DunBroch Tartan was designed for the just released film “Brave” with subdued, rich colours to reflect the rugged, natural setting of Scotland. Representative of the tartan worn by the fictional Royal Family in the animated tale, the pattern is organically refined in its colour sense. There was a concerted effort to use hues that were indicative of the less saturated dyeing techniques during the olden period in which the fantasy film is set.

The DunBroch Tartan is the original work of Pixar Animation Studios and is protected by applicable copyright and trademark laws. Only to be woven with the written consent of Disney/Pixar.

Much like Scotland itself, the DunBroch Tartan is set against the ocean blue of the North Sea. The deep scarlet represents the family’s reverence for its own history, and the blood shed during battles between the clans. Deep green shows a love for Scotland’s majestic highlands, where the story of “Brave” unfolds. Navy blue, and its clear central intersections, represents the forging of the clans within the mythical DunBroch kingdom. And finally, the subtle grey imbues a sense of respect for the inner soul of the strong Scottish people…