Last night while we were fast asleep, Disney Pixar released a brand new US trailer (via Apple) for their brand new movie, Brave. The trailer is slightly different to any that we’ve seen before as it features a voice over from Princes Merida (Kelly Macdonald) who gives us an overview of various characters and the general geography of digital rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland that they have created for the movie as well as giving us the first cackle of the witch. The trailer also does its best to show off the comedy elements of Pixar’s latest as well as a lovely Scottish melody to end on. Suffice to say, it has me intrigued to see more.
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 “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). 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 (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of Julie Walters) 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.
Word on the street is that we’ll be getting a UK trailer in May so keep your eyes peeled for more on that. Brave is released June 22nd in the US and 17th August here in the UK.