Brave Trailer Strides In

Pixar's new adventure

After a stumble in terms of critical reaction with Cars 2 (if not box office, which hummed along nicely), Pixar looks to be solidly back on mesmerising, funny, emotional and visually outstanding form with Brave. We brought you some exclusive new images from the movie just a couple of days ago and now the first full trailer has arrived online.

brightcove.createExperiences();Brave follows hot-headed tomboy Merida (Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer and the daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Fiercely determined to figure out her own path in life, she defies an ancient custom, which in turn has terrible consequences for her family and its kingdom.

So Merida turns to an eccentric old wise woman (Julie Walters) in her quest to make things right. But can she restore order from the chaos?

With a largely Scottish cast that also includes Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd and Craig Ferguson, Brave is Pixar dipping a toe in fairytale territory for the first time. And from the looks of this, pulling it off with style.

Brave will be out on August 17.