Brave – New Trailer! Synopsis! Magic!

Okay, maybe that last bit about magic is misleading.  Maybe.  What I’m referring to is the “magic” that Disney & Pixar seem to create in a movie that makes it connect with so many viewers.  In that vein, “Brave” looks to be filled with such magic and the trademark humor we’ve come to expect from Pixar’s works.

The story centers on the young Scottish Princess Merida who defies ancient custom and ends up causing a lot of chaos and what will surely be some hilariously insane antics.  I wouldn’t expect anything less from Pixar.

The movie is noteworthy for a few “firsts.”  This is the studio’s first film where the protagonist is female.  On top of that, Princess Merida is the first Pixar character to be included in the Disney Princess line.  This is also the first Pixar film to be a period piece.

It’s about time the ladies take front-and-center in a Pixar film!


“Brave” is currently scheduled for a June 22, 2012 release in the USA. As seems to be the norm for most if not all CGI films these days, “Brave” will be released in 3D for those who enjoy paying more to wear strange plastic glasses indoors, and in 2D for those who like to watch the movie without headgear.

If you’d like to see the new trailer for this film, I’ve thoughtfully embedded it below.  You’re welcome.


For more information visit the Official Brave Website.

Official synopsis:

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.

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