Disney/Pixar has released the following clip to promote Brave, in theaters June 22.
Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) is the newest Princess in the Disney stable, but she’s a bit more determined and self-aware than some of their others. Her willfulness is symbolized by her wild hair (a sign of Pixar’s animation skill), and she’s got a useful skill, archery, that’s hot right now (due to the success of The Hunger Games). I’d have rather seen Pixar’s first female-starring movie NOT be a fairy tale, but I’m still curious to see the film.
I love the wild-eyed look in this concept art by Shading Art Director Tia Kratter and Character Art Director Matt Nolte. This drawing was created to define Merida’s everyday, informal dress.