With Cars 2 now well and truly behind them, Disney Pixar are set to pick themselves up and get their reputation for high quality animation back again with the superb looking Brave. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, the film is not due in UK cinemas until 17th August 2012, but it would seem Disney want to get interest running high as quickly as possible. They even revealed a teaser trailer back in the Summer this year, but the full trailer is now out and it looks absolutely fantastic and would appear to show off everything which makes Disney so magical.
An impressive list of voice talents include Billy Connolly, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd, Robbie Coltrane, Emma Thompson, Julie Waters and Craig Ferguson. Brave was written by Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi.
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.
By Matt Wavish