Very early this morning, Disney/Pixar released the final theatrical trailer for Brave. In it we find out more about Merida’s family and her relationship with her mother. Merida is a very independent young woman whose archery skills are unmatched, so her mother’s desire to arrange a marriage doesn’t exactly set well with the fiery ginger lass.
That difficult relationship between mother and daughter looks as if it may be the catalyst for the major plotline. Only time will tell, though, as Pixar has always played close to the vest when it comes to plot reveals in their trailers.
The movie’s release is right around the corner, with it scheduled to premiere in the US on Friday, June 22, 2012. To help satiate your appetite while you wait, we have that final trailer and a couple of featurettes for you to enjoy.
In this short, Eyes on the Pies, we see some of the antics of Merida’s mischievous little brothers who are triplets, no less. Their motivations seem to be a combination of fun and food. My kind of lads!
In this last featurette, Brave Stories, we learn about Merida from her own perspective. She tells of the difference between how her life is perceived by others and exactly how she sees her own situation. We also get a wee bit of information about Merida’s attempts to change her life and the journey she must face to set things right.
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. 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, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch 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.
Brave stars the voice talents of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters.