Thanks to my pal Ted who tweeted me about this one. By now you’ve likely seen the US trailer for this latest Pixar animated feature, which is more whimsical in nature. But this Japanese version reveals a lot more footage and definitely a much darker tone.
Check it out:
This looks more in the vein of Hayao Miyazaki’s work for Studio Ghibli which churned out quite a bit of fantasy heroines such as Princess Monokone and the recently-released The Secret World of Arrietty. So it’s definitely much closer to those in spirit than the fluffier Disney’s Princess films. I have a feeling this film will perhaps appeal more to adults than little kiddies.
The TV spot that Castor posted last month shows a bit more serious side of the film, so I’m guessing perhaps Pixar’s next US trailer will reveal the more solemn, mystical tone as well? So I guess this is more akin to the brooding Snow White and the Huntsman than the droll Mirror, Mirror, which is the two upcoming Snow White adaptations coming out later this year. After all, the full synopsis did promise us a story of epic battles and mystical legends for the Princess Merida. Her fighting spirit certainly matches that of her fiery red hair!
I also like the Japanese poster that shows more of that frightening forest, which is fitting as in Japan this movie is called Merida and the Frightening Forest. Not sure if that is the official title for that market or it’s more of a case of lost in translation 🙂 One thing for sure, I’m glad that this doesn’t look like it’s another Princess trying to find his soul-mate type of story, at least I hope that bear won’t suddenly turn into a prince!
BRAVE is scheduled to hit US theaters on June 22, 2012
Well, what do you think of this trailer folks?