With Brave just a little over a month away, the female-protagonist fueled adventure from Disney and Pixar certainly has one hell of a following. But, it’s whether or not that following will transcribe to great numbers in the audience, hopefully excelling over last year’s lowest-grossing Pixar filmCars 2. If three trailers, a featurette, and a ton of posters weren’t enough to get you excited for the film, perhaps two all-new photos will, each showing Merida wielding a sword, though both with very different tones.
While the second photo (below) simply shows Merida’s respective relationships with both her parents, the first one is perhaps the most spoiler-filled. In the latest trailer, we’ve seen a bear ally helping Merida in various scenes; walking with her, trying to assist her in evading an attack from what seems to be Mordu. Here, however, it seems the people of Merida’s town have decided to take the curse into their own hands, and most likely mistake Merida’s friend for the evil bear-formed Mordu. The heroine looks ready to defend, but really anything can happen.
Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. From Disney and Pixar, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition and challenges destiny to change her fate.
“Brave” follows the heroic journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong 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 unruly and 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 Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her skills and resources – including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers – to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late, discovering the meaning of true bravery.
Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humor that audiences of all ages around the world have come to eagerly expect. The film takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.
A grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humor, “Brave” uncovers a new tale in the mysterious Highlands of Scotland where the headstrong Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) defies an age-old custom and inadvertently unleashes chaos, forcing her to discover the meaning of true bravery before it’s too late.
Brave opens in theaters on June 22nd.
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