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Brave and Pixar’s other incredibly detail-oriented movies: By the numbers

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Iconic characters from Pixar films like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and Up are perhaps best known for their wry senses of humor and lovable whimsy, but their incredibly detailed execution may actually be their most impressive quality. The Wall Street Journal reports that fiery-haired Scottish princess Merida, the star of Pixar’s Brave, boasts a mane comprising 1,500 individually animated curls.

Here, a numerical look at how that bit of trivia stacks up to the minutiae of other Pixar films:

3,473,271
Individual animated hairs on the Lots-o-Huggin Bear from Toy Story 3, according to First Showing

2,320,413
Individually animated hairs on Sully in Monsters, Inc. (voiced by John Goodman). Consequently, it took 11 to 12 hours to animate a single frame featuring Sully, according to Digititles.

270
Types of food created for Ratatouille, the film about a rat-turned-gourmet-chef, according to Slash Film

1,150,000
Individual hairs rendered on Ratatouille’s rodent hero, Remy

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