Watch: Princess Merida Reveals Plot in a New Featurette for 'Brave'
After the disappointment that was Cars 2, and with the first venture into fairytales for Pixar Animation, there's a lot riding on the forthcoming summer release of Brave. In the couple trailers we've seen, the landscape and that big bushy mess of red hair on Princess Merida has been quite impressive on the animation front, but now a new featurette featuring the lead character voiced by Kelly Macdonald reveals a bit of plot details including an ancient curse, some sort of ominous cauldron and of course the gigantic bear that has only been hinted at in concept art and the teaser trailer. Honestly, I can't wait to see this.
Here's the latest Merida featurette for Disney/Pixar's Brave, found via Bleeding Cool:
Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Pixar's Brave, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.
Brave was originally being directed by Pixar's first female director, Brenda Chapman (of Prince of Egypt), but she was then joined by Mark Andrews (of the short One Man Band) who took over to help finish the movie. Disney has scheduled Pixar's Brave for release this summer starting June 22nd in 3D. Look good?