The second poster for Brave
, the latest in the fine line of Pixar films, has arrived.The film, about a Scottish warrior princess named Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), is the first from Pixar to feature a female lead, let alone one that breaks the mold of most of Disney’s beloved princesses (though Mulan was also a warrior princess). The film also features Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Billy Connolly and Craig Ferguson.
Also, in keeping with Pixar’s continued push toward ever more realistic computer-animated textures in its films, this one appears to have a definite loamier, earthier feel, with lots of moss and mist and magic.
Brave, directed by Mark Andrews
and Brenda Chapman
, will be in theaters on June 22nd, 2012.
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.