Brave, set for release in about a year, on June 22, 2012. Brave is said to be a fairy tale story, a first for a film from PIXAR. It is also the first PIXAR film not directed by the core group of directors at the studio. Brave‘s director is Mark Andrews, who previously directed the short, One Man Band.
Described by Toy Story 3 director lee Unkrick as “Gritty”, PIXAR describes the film thus:
“A rugged and mythic Scotland is the setting for Pixar’s action-adventure Brave. The impetuous, tangle-haired Merida, though a daughter of royalty, would prefer to make her mark as a great archer. A clash of wills with her mother compels Merida to make a reckless choice, which unleashes unintended peril on her father’s kingdom and her mother’s life. Merida struggles with the unpredictable forces of nature, magic and a dark, ancient curse to set things right. The storytelling wizards of Pixar conjure humor, fantasy and excitement in this rich Highland tale.”
The film stars Reese Witherspoon as Princess Merida and Emma Thompson as her mother, Queen Elinor. Additional voices include Billy Connolly as King Fergus, Tom Hulce as Prince Jeffrey, and Julie Walters as a witch.
You can see the trailer on the BCDB “Brave” page now.