THIS JUST IN! Pixar’s BRAVE first trailer

Yet another trailer post in a week? Another fairy tale, no less. Well, normally I reserve only one trailer post per week but this one just can’t wait, folks!

As you know, I LOVE Pixar’s movies and I grew up watching those Disney fairy tales. With this 13th feature film, we’ve got Pixar’s first foray into fairy tale territory with BRAVE. You’ve perhaps seen the initial pics and poster, and I’ve also reported that Scottish composer Patrick Doyle is doing the score, so now behold the first trailer:

Here’s the official story per Pixar’s official site:

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.

This trailer looks good!! Princess Merida looks sooo adorable with her fiery red hair and I have a thing for anything Scottish and the lush Highland setting is gorgeous! The visuals reminds me a bit of How to Train Your Dragon somehow, as I said to Castor when additional stills were released. Once again I ask, why aren’t Gerry Butler in this?? 😀 His pal Craig from HTTYD is part of the cast after all, and he once played Billy Connolly’s brother in Mrs. Brown.

Anyway, I can’t wait for this one. With the talents involved and how this looks visually, I can’t imagine I’ll be disappointed. So it’s about 8-month wait until it’s released on June 22, 2012.

What say you, folks? Are you as excited for this as I am?

35 thoughts on “THIS JUST IN! Pixar’s BRAVE first trailer

  1. I must be the only human being immune to the charms of Pixar entertainment. I will finally watch the full Toy Story trilogy over the holidays; maybe that will change my mind.

    But at this point and based on the trailer, my main observation is that it sure does look pretty. And I like the fact that the voice “arteetss” are folks native to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. That weighs heavily in its favor.

    1. I hope you watch more Pixar stuff! Besides Toy Story, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life and Monsters Inc all are so much fun!

      Yep, yep, I ‘m glad they went with Scottish actors to do the voices. They even have a Scottish composer doing the score, awesome!

  2. claytonbroomesjr

    I don’t know. Looks like a film fit for live action. However, Pixar never fails when it comes to story, even if one or two of their films didn’t exactly hold my interest. It may be worth a viewing…

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    1. Hi there, I actually think this might be tough to pull off as live action. But like you said, the character development is Pixar’s strength so this’ll be a good one because of that.

  3. Hi, Ruth and company:

    Wonderful looking trailer, Ruth!


    Merida’s flaming red hair catches the eye for all that follows.

    Though I’ve been kind of turned off from the quickly churned out female action heroine genre. ‘Brave’ looks like it has more than the wherewithal to turn that around. Especially with Emma Thompson as Merida’s mom in and amongst such lush countryside.

    1. Hi Jack, yeah that red hair is so darn cute isn’t it? Simply adorable! The voice cast is excellent, and we both share our love for Emma Thompson!

  4. I don’t know. I was expecting something darker and more serious. All the cheap attempts at humor were more disappointing than funny. Hopefully, this will be great but at this point, I’m not sure if this is going to be good lol.

    1. Hmmm, darker and more serious?? But Pixar usually has a whimsical take on their animated stuff, so I think they’re pretty consistent in that regard. I’m definitely optimistic about this one, my gut says this won’t be another Cars 2 🙂

    1. He’s probably busy with his other roles, but man, even in a small part, it’d be great if he had been asked to be in this. It’ll make it all the more sweeter for us, right?

  5. Pixar has a hold on my soul, so why not?

    (Hey Ruth, side note– can’t find your email on here so I was wondering if you’d be interested in doing a feature on my site with me where we both watch a film/discuss a director/etc and then perhaps have an instant message convo back and forth and the post would be the transcript. I know this is random, but I thought you might be down!)

  6. Oh, Pixar. I really, really wanted to be excited about this movie, despite the fact that they gave a Scottish princess a Spanish name (sorry, I just can’t let it rest), and I love most of the cast … but this trailer just left me cold. Completely. Whoever it is up there that said you were immune to Pixar’s charms, you’re not alone. We should start a club.

  7. Are you kidding me? I’ve been looking forward to this since 2009. This trailer doesn’t disappoint; it hints at the mythical that lies at the heart of the film and shows promise of some exciting action and great characters. If nothing else the design aesthetic is gorgeous.

    Yeah, I’m already in that theater, waiting for the presentation to start.

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