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??