Coming Next Summer: Pixar's Brave


While I was getting popcorn and lemonade for my boy, I missed out on a trailer for the next Pixar film that will be coming out Summer 2012. The film will be called "Brave". And I tell you, after watching the trailer later on via YouTube, any concern I had about a possible slip in Pixar movie quality has vanished. Written and co-directed by Brenda Chapman. Here is the story as written on the official website
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.
The animation in this trailer looks incredible. The movement of Merida's hair. The colors of the forest. Its all just gorgeous. And the story, from what we have here sounds alright. Good foundation for adventure. I'm putting Cars 2 behind me, and looking forward to this.

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