There has been a lot coming out of the world of Pixar over the course of the last week. The obvious one is the release of Cars 2 last weekend. However, some other things have been trickling out as well. For one, there is a trailer now for Pixar’s upcoming movie, Brave. Brave will be released to theaters in both 2D and 3D on June 22, 2012 by Pixar Animation Studios. It is directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman (originally the latter but was replaced by Andrews, she still retains co-director credit however). Originally, it was entitled The Bear and the Bow. One has to wonder if the bear shown in this trailer has anything to do with the original trailer or not.
Here is the synopsis from the press release from Pixar on 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 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.
Directed by Mark Andrews (“The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “John Carter of Mars”) and Brenda Chapman (“The Lion King,” “Prince of Egypt”), and produced by Katherine Sarafian (“Lifted,” “The Incredibles”), “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.
So, what do you think about it? Seeing as I have a Scottish heritage, I’m quite excited about this… it also just looks great to me! Let me know what you think!
In other news, in a recent interview Tom Hanks revealed that he believes that Pixar is working on Toy Story 4. What do you think? Personally, I liked where Toy Story 3 ended and how it wrapped up their story. I guess there could be more adventures to be told but they have a very high bar to reach! Any thoughts?
Make it a GREAT day!