Disney/Pixar has released the trailer for Brave, as shown here:
This film, which will be released June 22, 2012, is the first of Pixar’s movies to star a female lead, so I’m very curious to see how they tackle the idea of a Scottish “princess” in what they’re terming a fairy tale.
Update: Courtesy of Disney marketing, here’s the plot description:
Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson), and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.
The art is lovely, as is this poster:
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