First Teaser Poster for Pixar's 'Brave' About Scottish Princess Merida
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."
There is no high res yet, but you can check on EW.com. 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?
Reader Feedback - 27 Comments
it'd be nice if there wasn't an English villain in it. That would be original.
zedzero on Jun 22, 2011
Carrot Top with a bow and arrow, awesome :D.
Asadaa on Jun 22, 2011
Carrot tops are green!
Sufisher on Jun 28, 2011
hey, I live in Merida, Yucatan! jajaja
mastercanto on Jun 22, 2011
That's an amazing poster, can't wait for the trailer..Alex, my guess is that those blue flames are probably fairies...
jah p on Jun 22, 2011
Blahblah on Sep 5, 2011
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!!
Anonymous on Jun 22, 2011
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.
Balleser on Jun 22, 2011
Alex, why are you unsure of Merida? You have a problem with gingers!? Lmao!
Adam L on Jun 22, 2011
Ya I have to wait to see the trailer.
Adam on Jun 22, 2011
Xerxexx on Jun 22, 2011
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).
Videojame on Jun 22, 2011
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.
Crapola on Jun 22, 2011
Your backyard is beautiful! 🙂
Anonymous on Jun 22, 2011
hopefully they learned something from hayao miyazaki
Joshua on Jun 22, 2011
I don;t like that they had to go through two directors... beware.
Scared S#!tless on Jun 23, 2011
Hey does anyone think those lights are the same ones that dropped over that music festival?
Tcuguy1 on Jun 23, 2011
God on Jun 23, 2011
Fucking lame. These movies are all the same.
D Traub on Jun 23, 2011
More hyped for John Carter...
Kamish on Jun 23, 2011
Beth on Jun 23, 2011
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.
Harm on Jun 23, 2011
Kelpies jeeesh!......they're always listening in the land of Tir N'ah N'aog you know... lol
Blahblah on Sep 5, 2011
it looks gorgeous and the fact that it has the Goddess Emma thompson tells it all... Another significant detail is a girl as a lead...so inspirational!!!
Gh on Jun 24, 2011
It looks really cool. I cant wait for the trailer at Cars 2
Nancymooney5 on Jun 24, 2011
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