An Interview with Katherine Sarafian – Producer of “Brave” #DisneyPixarEvent

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
June 4, 2012

In April 2012, I had the opportunity to attend the press event for Brave, La Luna, and Chimpanzee.  The event was filled with movie previews, Scottish traditional events, and interviews with members of the Brave team.  We had the opportunity to interview Katherine Sarafian, fellow mom and producer of the upcoming movie, Brave.  She was lots of fun to talk to and we really enjoyed speaking with her.

Photo courtesy of Deborah Coleman and Disney/Pixar.  At the Round Table at Disney Pixar Event – April 2012.

 Katherine Sarafian was definitely an inspiration to me, as I move from stay-at-home mom to working mom.  During the production of Brave, Katherine was both married and had two children.  She is an inspiration to working moms everywhere!  Katherine has been with the Pixar team for 18 years and loves the collaborative environment.  Katherine said about animated films, “Our films are never finished, they’re just released.”

Photo courtesy of Deborah Coleman and Disney/Pixar.

Katherine talked about the upcoming animated movie, Brave, and her experiences producing the film.  Katherine said, “The original title was Brave and then changed to The Bear and The Bow.  It was changed back to Brave.”  Katherine also talked about the importance of the main character of Brave – Merida.  She said, “Merida’s hair was a very important of who she was.  She was fiery, passionate, strong-willed, adventurous……Her red hair was majestic against the backdrop of the Scottish landscape.  Definitely crucial to the story.”

What I took away from our interview with Katherine Sarafian was that she really enjoys working with Pixar.  The team for Brave was more than just a team working on an animated film, they were a family.  As exciting as releasing the film is, it’s also bittersweet for the members of the team.  Once the film is released, members of the team go separate directions to start the process over for a new film.  And personal experiences almost ALWAYS play a part in the films that are made.

I am definitely excited for the release of Brave on June 22nd in theaters across the country!  Be sure to follow Brave on Facebook and conversations on Twitter – #DisneyPixarEvent.

Disney/Pixar provided me with an all-expenses paid trip to screen “Brave,” “Chimpanzee,” and “La Luna,” as well as visit the Walt Disney Family Museum. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

3 Responses to “An Interview with Katherine Sarafian – Producer of “Brave” #DisneyPixarEvent”

  1. Jenn says:

    What a fun interview. I’m glad my daughter is looking forward to this movie.

  2. Tinha says:

    Sounds like it was a fun & interesting interview.

  3. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    I love that. Their films are never finished.. just released! They’ve done such a great job of taking advantage of their tools and craft! The little ones are really reaping the benefits!

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