In the first video clip John Lasseter discusses how the relationship that the parents (Queen Elinor and King Fergus) have between Merida and the triplets are very much from his own personal life. As John and his wife Nancy have five sons, three of which were born back-to-back and got into a little bit of trouble growing up. Where John still needed to be a disciplinarian to his sons he was laughing inside at some of their antics - perhaps similar to Harris, Hubert and Hamish.
In this second video John discusses the challenges with the animation of Brave, for example Merida's wild red hair, the layers of clothing and of course the organic elements of some of the scenes (moss, fog).
If you enjoyed this post, check out some or our other Brave related posts:
Brave Movie Review - Dolby Atmos
Art of Brave Book Review
In-Depth Brave Soundtrack Review
Pixar Artist Noah Klocek's Brave Beautiful Brave Scenery
Details on the Making of Brave
Pixar Post - Julie