Among other exclusives, convention-goers at the D23 Expo were treated to some never-before-seen footage from Brave.
As a follow up to the con, Disney/Pixar released an extended synopsis for its upcoming film. Although fans won’t find any new trailers online, the following information will hopefully paint a clearer picture for those who may still be skeptical about Brave:
"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 Witch (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.
Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humor enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The film takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.
A grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humor, “Brave” uncovers a new tale in the mysterious Highlands of Scotland where the impetuous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) defies an age-old custom and inadvertently unleashes chaos, forcing her to discover the meaning of true bravery before it’s too late."
Brave opens in theatres on June 22, 2012.
Your thoughts?Last modified: August 24, 2011
You know, I don’t want to be cynical or dissing Pixar, I love pixar, and I think this is going to be one of pixar’s best. But I do want to say that “Pixar humor” in recently hasn’t really made me laugh. There were definitely times I laughed out loud in Cars 2, but most of it just felt like they were trying to be funny and failing. That’s just my opinion I guess, and I hope that isn’t the case for Brave :S
Brave is directed by Steve Purcell as well he apparently was directing with Brenda Chapman. Mark Andrews is co-director.
While Cars 2 was a let down, I am really looking forward to this. Some of their best characters have been women, but in supporting roles. I am interested in what they can do with a female lead. Hopefully something I can be proud to watch with my daughter.
on paper it looks like Wreck-it-Ralph should be a pixar film and that Brave should be a Disney Animation film. It’s hard to look at Brave as a pixar film.
weird. Can’t wait though, i’m glad it’s not a sequel.
Both have been in development for 8 years.
Hmmm… what is the age-old custom Merdia defies??? It’s certainly perked my curiosity!
Marrying off the princess to the ablest of suitors. Duh.
I want a new article!!!!! Or a comment
Nothing I saw at D23 about this cartoon impressed me. The story is one that’s been told so many times, and better. Audiences don’t care much for sword and sorcery. And the animation was bland. It’s all so dreary.
It’s not a “sword and sorcery” story. It’s a fairy tale set in Scotland. Frankly so are a lot of Pixar’s films. Certainly Rat and Up were nothing if not modern fairy tales set in Paris and S. America.
Also, what a weird thing to say “this doesn’t seem like a Pixar film”. Do you say that because it features a girl instead of a boy, like “Wreck-it Ralph”?
I assure you everyone who worked on it is really a bona-fide Pixar artist. Pixar releases Pixar films, period. Cars isn’t anything like Rat or Incredibles but they are all Pixar films.
The idea that because something is a sword and sorcery or fairy tale that has been told before it is “uninteresting” is laughable at best. I can’t WAIT for a fairy tale actually set in a time where it can actually seem like fantasy. We simply haven’t had enough fantasy lately except when it’s been tempered by Sci-Fi aspects, and I’m quite tired of th at.
It sounds a lot like “Little Mermaid”. Girl defies her dad, goes to a witch in order to get a man or something like that and must undo the curse before it is too late. I hope I am wrong.