First Teaser Poster for Pixar's 'Brave' About Scottish Princess Merida

June 22, 2011

Pixar's Brave

Are you ready to be introduced to the new Pixar movie for 2012? Disney has revealed the first teaser poster for Pixar's Brave over on Entertainment Weekly (via ComingSoon) today, to compliment the new teaser trailer that's attached to Cars 2 opening this weekend (go see it!). It's a very lush and gorgeous first look at the world we'll be getting into come next summer. To be honest, I'm not totally sold on this redhead Merida character yet, but I love the imagery and those little blue flames, whatever they are. The voice cast includes Kelly Macdonald as Merida, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd and even Robbie Coltrane, too.

"What we want to get across [with the teaser] is that this story has some darker elements," said director Mark Andrews. "We'll still have all the comedy and the great characters. But we get a little bit more intense."

Pixar's Brave Teaser Poster

There is no high res yet, but you can check on We'll update once it's available. First impression?

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus (Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Thompson). An unruly daughter and accomplished archer, Merida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. This was originally being helmed by Pixar's first female director, Brenda Chapman (of Prince of Egypt), but they have since brought in co-director Mark Andrews (of the short One Man Band) to take over and finish up the movie. Disney has already scheduled Pixar's Brave for release next summer on June 22nd, 2012. Intrigued yet?

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  • zedzero
    it'd be nice if there wasn't an English villain in it. That would be original.
  • Asadaa
    Carrot Top with a bow and arrow, awesome :D.
    • Sufisher
      Carrot tops are green!
  • mastercanto
    hey, I live in Merida, Yucatan! jajaja
  • jah p
    That's an amazing poster, can't wait for the trailer..Alex, my guess is that those blue flames are probably fairies...
    • Blahblah
      kelpies actaully
  • Anonymous
    Kind of makes me think that for the first time Dreamworks beat Pixar to the punch with a period/themed story. How to Train Your Dragon is going to be tough to beat...but I'm optimistically pulling for Pixar especially if they're going for darker elements. Saw a pre-screening of Cars 2 and that teaser looks so dang good!!
  • Balleser
    I think the blue flames might be swamp gas, but knowing Disney/Pixar, they'll probably go in the direction of England's mythical take on them, which is fairies or spirits.
  • Adam L
    Alex, why are you unsure of Merida? You have a problem with gingers!? Lmao!
    • No, just a feeling, I don't really care for the character. I've seen the teaser trailer as well, and I am honestly more excited to see Cars 2. I don't know enough about her I guess, I'm worried I won't like her. Just a feeling I have with everything I've seen so far.
      • Adam
        Ya I have to wait to see the trailer.
  • Xerxexx
    awesome poster.
  • Videojame
    Of course, I'm going to see anything Pixar does, but that story description kinda sounds like Thor. Hope this turns out better (maybe with a bit of Nausicaa thrown in).
  • Looks just like my backyard. There'll be plenty shogglehoogledy in this I imagine. Is this set in Pagan times? In Scotland not so long ago if a daughter was unruly she'd have been publically beaten and humiliated for dishonouring her kin. No messing about, same for the wives. I think in pagan times things were a bit more chilled with magic mushrooms and ritual sacrifice. Poster looks just like a Shortbread tin version of Scotland. I actually kindo like the text though.
    • Anonymous
      Your backyard is beautiful! :)
  • Anonymous
    Awesome Beautiful Poster! Eagle
  • Joshua
    hopefully they learned something from hayao miyazaki
  • Scared S#!tless
    I don;t like that they had to go through two directors... beware.
  • Tcuguy1
    Hey does anyone think those lights are the same ones that dropped over that music festival?
  • God
    Can't wait!
  • D Traub
    Fucking lame. These movies are all the same.
  • Kamish
    More hyped for John Carter...
  • Beth
  • Harm
    I wonder if they are supposed to be willow-the-wisps.  Obviously a little odd given the legen but that would be hard to convey in a poster form otherwise.  If its not a Willow-The-Wisp then yeah I'd have to go with Fairie's.  Cmon Pixar don't be afraid to break out some CGI violence!  😉 I'll admit though i'm afraid it won't be able to compete with The Secret of Kells for English/Irish blend of history and fantasy. 
    • Blahblah
      Kelpies jeeesh!......they're always listening in the land of Tir N'ah N'aog you know... lol
  • Gh
    it looks gorgeous and the fact that it has the Goddess Emma thompson tells it all... Another significant detail is a girl as a inspirational!!!
  • Nancymooney5
    It looks really cool. I cant wait for the trailer at Cars 2




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