You gotta hand it to Pixar, they seem to be getting better and better. Ignoring the disaster that was Cars 2, Pixar has continually gone from strength to strength, with my personal favourites being some of their most recent films like Wall-E and Ratatouille. However, Brave is shaping up to be one of their best yet, and the latest (and possibly final) trailer is very impressive. It has plenty of laughs for the first two minutes, and then finishes off in true Disney and Pixar fashion with a touch of that all important emotion.
Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, the film was co-written by Chapman and Irene Mecchi.
An impressive list of voice talents include Billy Connolly, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd, Robbie Coltrane, Emma Thompson, Julie Waters and Craig Ferguson.
Brave arrives in UK cinemas 17th August.
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.
In other Pixar news, there are three new films on the way, and Pixar confirmed the following information at this weeks CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Pixar has a new Dinosaur film on the way, and here’s hoping for an animated Dinosaur film to capture the imagination and hearts of fans like The Land Before Time did. Now correct me if I am wrong, but I believe Dinosaur was the last big Disney film based on this theme? So it is very exciting to hear Pixar are moving ahead with their latest film ‘The Good Dinosaur’. The only details confirmed is that it will be heading to cinemas on 30th May 2014.
Another film which is yet to find a title is due for release19th June 2015. The film “takes you inside the mind”, and Pixar have said it is unlike anything you have ever seen. Last year Up director Pete Docter said the story takes place inside the mind of a girl, “and it is about her emotions as characters, and that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.”
The third and final film announced is based on a Mexican festival and has a title of ‘Dia de Los Muertos’. The film will be directed by Toy Story 3 and Finding Nemo director Lee Unkrich. This film is scheduled for release sometime in 2015.
By Matt Wavish