New Brave Trailer Hits the Heart and Laughs Expected from Pixar
04.24.12 by Mandy
Watch out, Katniss. It looks like Merida and her archery skills could give you a run for your money.
Every summer brings a new release from Pixar, and only two days after the solstice we get 2012's tale of a young, defiant princess. Though rebellious princesses are standard fare in animated features, Merida, the heroine of Disney/Pixar's Brave, looks like she has more in common with Star Wars' blaster-wielding Princess Leia than she does the voiceless mermaid Ariel.
The newest full-length trailer for the highly anticipated summer flick takes a closer look at Merida, giving a glimpse of her personality, her lot in life, and her family. While previous trailers have focused on the movie's sense of action and adventure or its supernatural plot points, this one shows a Pixar movie with real heart. The bit featuring Billy Connolly's King Fergus proves it will have some belly laughs, as well.
Merida is voiced by Kelly Macdonald, and Emma Thompson provides the voice for her mother, Queen Elinor. Brave was written Brenda Chapman (The Prince of Egypt) and Irene Mecchi (Fantasia 2000) and was directed by Mark Andrews.