Watch: Princess Merida Reveals Plot in a New Featurette for 'Brave'

April 10, 2012
Source: Bleeding Cool


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?

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  • Love that bear, it looks so ominous....
  • Brandon
    Looks so frickin good!!! Every time you think Pixar cannot do any better, they do. 
  • Ron
    I love the Scottish accent! Cute as hell!
    • Octopus
      It's actually Irish but who's counting?
      • Rob
        No, its Scottish.
  • Krusty027
    Hrmm... so a young spunky girl wants to live her own life and in doing so she destroys a Kingdom? Oy, here's hoping that's not exactly as it goes because if so... so much for Pixar holding up their first female hero. Sounds more like a potential ad against woman's rights/liberation. Here's hoping I'm wrong about this.
    • Jaydn
      way to get the wrong message
    • Max Renn
      Get back in the kitchen.
  • Can't wait.
  • Orion
    A lil'bit Dreamsworksy.. still looks great, but just doesn't hit me as a Pixar film. 
  • Blurb
    Cars 2 was actually very good, it just took fans by surprise. Save the ”disappointment” comments for the reviews and try sounding objective every one in a while. Between your sulking and Alex's overenthusiasm FirstShowing is starting to read like a schizophrenic sounds.




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