Disney to Stage ‘Brave’ Premiere at Grand Opening of Dolby Theatre

Pixar's latest animated feature — its first with a female protagonist — will benefit from a revamped theater at Los Angeles' Hollywood & Highland complex

Disney and Pixar will stage the world premiere of “Brave” at the grand opening of the newly renamed Dolby Theatre, the studio announced Friday.

The premiere is part of the Los Angeles Film Festival, which kicks off June 14.

“Brave,” which hits theaters June 22, is Pixar’s first film since last year’s “Cars 2.”

Set in the Scottish Highlands, it features  Pixar's first female protagonist, which L.A. Film Festival director Stephanie Allain said made it an ideal part of the program.

“It fits perfectly with our celebration of Women in Animation programming we’ll be holding during the Festival,” she said in a statement.

“Brave” features the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Julie Walters and others. Macdonald voices the main character, Merida.

The Dolby had been named the Kodak Theatre since 2000. However, earlier this year Kodak extricated itself from that sponsorship due to its ongoing bankruptcy.

Dolby is revamping the 3,400-seat theater, which hosts the Academy Awards, enabling it for 3D and implementing its Atmos sound technology.

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