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Sweet Trailer…'Brave'

Brave tells the tale of  Scottish Princess Merida, an unruly daughter of royal nobility who is not content living by her family’s rules (sound like any other Disney Pricesses we know??). Merida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. Going in the “way back machine” this excitingly looks in the same vein of the other recent and fun medieval stories like Legend of The Guardians or How To Train Your Dragon and that’s got my fires stoked! For those of you who were on board for the teaser trailer back in June behold, the full length trailer…now with more Scottish accents. Enjoy!

Originally Brave was to be directed by Brenda Chapman (of Prince of Egypt) who would be Pixar’s first female director. But later they decided to give the job to co-director Mark Andrews (of the short One Man Band) to take over and finish up the movie. It’s a tad underwhelming and generic but don’t count Pixar out as this is, in a way, like any other teaser and thankfully doesn’t reveal too much of the story. Brave stars Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting), Billy Connolly (The Boondock Saints), Emma Thompson (Love Actually), Robbie Coltrane (the Harry Potter franchises) and Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy) and Disney has slated this for release next Summer on June 22nd, 2012.

I can’t wait and am even more intrigued than I was after seeing the teaser. What do you all think? Anyone excited to see how Pixar fares in their first period piece epic??


  • Andrew

    I’m obviously very, very excited about this– I dedicated almost a full 1,000 words to discussing the trailer and following up on an essay I wrote regarding gender in Pixar in 2009. In other words I’ve been waiting for this for two years, and frankly, the trailer didn’t disappoint me whatsoever. Strong all around; it definitely looks like Pixar’s doing a direct confrontation of the princess film to break the genre down with Merida’s personal journey. Can’t wait!

    • MarcC

      I hope there’s more of a story behind it than just some sight gags and goofy humor. They’re still working on it so we’re just getting a taste but after reading your post, I’m now more intrigued. Really interested in the anti-princess princess movie I just wonder why they chose to pursue this after Dreamworks gave us the similarly medieval How to Train Your Dragon. There’ll obviously be a more sophisticated story but still there’s more than a handful of similarities going on here…at least enough to make Pixar look like the copy cat now. Glad you’re happy though!

  • Duncan

    Finally, a tribute to Scotland and her bravery. Looks pretty good and i’m glad they’ve got actual scottish people for the voices. Billy Connoly’s a leg

    • MarcC

      Good ole Billy, anything he’s in is a win any day of the week…except for Open Season which he pretty much phoned in. Thanks for the comment Duncan and welcome to G-S-T!

    • MarcC

      Yeah I’m looking forward to it too, quite a bit more as time goes on. Love to see an Irish story…and when they get done with that how about an Italian one:P