Merida, the princess at the center of Pixar’s Brave (played by Kelly Macdonald), has been firmly entrenched in the heart and soul of director Mark Andrews and producer Katherine Sarafian for years. As the film’s release date arrives, the duo tells Movie Fanatic exclusively in our video interview that they are feeling as if they are letting a child out into the world. Considering Merida can shoot a bow and arrow like no other in the Highland kingdom, she will be just fine. They also should be prepared for an avalanche of success for the first female heroine in the famed studio’s history. We’ve been along for the ride since first going to Pixar to talk exclusively with Sarafian. Now, it is with great pleasure we have an “exit interview” as the product of the duo's Pixar work premieres.