The Sound of Brave

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile we talk with Director Mark Andrews, Re-recording Mixer and Sound Designer Gary Rydstrom, Supervising Sound Editor Gwen Yates Whittle, and Sound Designer E.J. Holowicki.

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Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.

Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humor enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The film's voice cast features Kelly Macdonald, Julie Walters, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane and John Ratzenberger.

To make the most complex visuals possible, Pixar completely rewrote their animation system for the first time in 25 years. Brave is also the first movie ever to use the Dolby Atmos sound format.

Sound Credits

Iain Anderson Adr Recordist
James Doyle Original Dialogue Mixer
Teresa Eckton Sound Effects Editor
Sean England Foley Artist
Will Files Sound Re Recording Mixer: Dolby Atmos Mix
Doug Ford Engineering
Sue Fox Foley Editor
Josh Gold Sound Effects Editor
Nia Hansen Sound Assistant
Nia Hansen Sound Effects Editor
E.J. Holowicki Sound Designer
James Hyde Adr Recordist
Bobby Johanson Dialog Recording
Tom Johnson Sound Re Recording Mixer
Doc Kane Original Dialogue Mixer
Noah Katz Sound Engineering Services
Nick Kray Adr Mixer
Michael Levine Digital Audio Transfer
Micheal MacKinnon Adr Recordist
Zach Martin Assistant Sound Re Recording Mixer
Kyrsten Mate Sound Effects Editor (As Kyrsten Mate Comoglio)
Cheryl Nardi Adr Editor
Justin Pearson Sound Effects Editor: Production
Gary Rydstrom Sound Designer
Gary Rydstrom Sound Re Recording Mixer
Dee Selby Foley Editor
Brad Semenoff Supervising Sound Assistant
Corey Tyler Foley Recordist
Andrew Vernon Additional Sound Services
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle Supervising Sound Editor
Ronni Brown Foley Artist (Uncredited)