First Trailer for Pixar's The Brave
11.17.11 by Ryan
After releasing a teaser trailer in June and a few stills this week, Disney/Pixar is finally ready to reveal the first full-length trailer for the upcoming movie Brave.
Utilizing the fantasy genre and a female protagonist for the first time, Brave follows the courageous but nontraditional princess Merida (voiced by Boardwalk Empire's Kelly Macdonald), who's better with her bow and arrow than she is pretending to be a proper lady. Once she defies an age-old custom of the three lords of the land — massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane) — she must turn to an eccentric old witch (Julie Walters) for help. While neither Merida's defiant act nor the witch is revealed, the basic outline of the story is presented, and Pixar fans won't be disappointed.
Here's the official synopsis from Brave.
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.
Brave was written Brenda Chapman (The Prince of Egypt) and Irene Mecchi (Fantasia 2000) and was directed by Mark Andrews. The voice cast also includes Billy Connolly as King Fergus and Emma Thompson as Queen Elinor.