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Brave Trailer Strides In
Pixar's new adventure

17 November 2011  |  Written by James White  

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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.

 

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.


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Flame on!
I think this looks gorgeous... her hair is worth the admission fee alone! Bloody love Pixar. More

Posted by RobT9 at 13:25 on 24 February 2012 | Report This Post

It's Janet!
Surely the is the story of the god awful Janet Devlin from X Factor!! More

Posted by Andybee76 at 12:12 on 28 November 2011 | Report This Post

It A white version of Mulan...! come on pixar here's an idea do Goldilocks and the three bears! quick before disney do it...wait does disney still own pixar? More

Posted by thunderclap at 20:43 on 21 November 2011 | Report This Post

RE: @ Spaldron
L: Spaldron L: AyannaNyx Wel I guess 'free' and 'brave' are used because Scotland is often called 'Land of the free' or 'land of the brave'. Just because Gibbo spouted it in his trifle of a film, doesn't mean he was the first to connect those words with Scotland..... b] sm=happy07.gif]py07.gif]py07.gif]py07.gif]ngry noob is angry. Spaldron! More

Posted by Hood_Man at 03:33 on 18 November 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Brave Trailer Strides In
L: Hood_Man Looks good. It's nice to see someone tackle a female protagonist without making them a princess or an overcompensating "strong fearless heroine." atch Ghibli - they do it all the time. uess 'free' and 'brave' are used because Scotland is often called 'Land of the free' or 'land of the brave'. Just because Gibbo spouted it in his trifle of a film, doesn't mean he was the first to connect those words with Scotland..... Twat. ess of the name-calling, please. And I More

Posted by elab49 at 23:49 on 17 November 2011 | Report This Post

RE: @ Spaldron
L: AyannaNyx Wel I guess 'free' and 'brave' are used because Scotland is often called 'Land of the free' or 'land of the brave'. Just because Gibbo spouted it in his trifle of a film, doesn't mean he was the first to connect those words with Scotland..... b] sm=happy07.gif]py07.gif]py07.gif]py07.gif]ngry noob is angry. More

Posted by Spaldron at 23:18 on 17 November 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Brave Trailer Strides In
Looks good. It's nice to see someone tackle a female protagonist without making them a princess or an overcompensating "strong fearless heroine." But, is the world ready to accept a Ginger Hero? More

Posted by Hood_Man at 22:07 on 17 November 2011 | Report This Post

I've got to say, her hair gives me goosebumps, especially in the first storytelling scene... I'd hate to see the hours the animators put into working all that out! More

Posted by Boomer340 at 18:35 on 17 November 2011 | Report This Post

@ Spaldron
Wel I guess 'free' and 'brave' are used because Scotland is often called 'Land of the free' or 'land of the brave'. Just because Gibbo spouted it in his trifle of a film, doesn't mean he was the first to connect those words with Scotland..... Twat. More

Posted by AyannaNyx at 18:21 on 17 November 2011 | Report This Post

These are picts surely...so they didn't think women should pursue delicate persuits! Were talking about the land of female warriors! More

Posted by Cyberleader at 11:19 on 17 November 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Well...
Its set in medieval Scotland, is called 'Brave' and the word "Freedom" is used at least twice in the trailer. Hmmmmmmmmmm, where have I seen this before? More

Posted by Spaldron at 07:33 on 17 November 2011 | Report This Post

Well...
As a Scot, I think this looks like good fun. And it's Pixar, it's going to be good More

Posted by AyannaNyx at 23:57 on 16 November 2011 | Report This Post

Erm, what's it actually about?
Is there a story here? Looks less-than-impressive to me. My kids are far from excited. Toy Story 4 anyone? As for the accents, Kelly Macdonald and Big Billy have been plying their trades in the states for years. You don't do that if they can't understand your lilt. More

Posted by Porter at 21:21 on 16 November 2011 | Report This Post

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L: kumar I worry our cousins across the pond will need subtitles to understand this language ? on't know, maybe some of them, but none of the accents seemed too strong. More

Posted by Whistler at 20:29 on 16 November 2011 | Report This Post

This looks like a really good, funny film. Have'nt seen Cars 2 but I didn't like the first one much More

Posted by white mage at 20:21 on 16 November 2011 | Report This Post

Brave Trailer
Looks interesting More

Posted by white mage at 20:19 on 16 November 2011 | Report This Post

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True. And I think its a greater diversety among American dialects than the brittish ones...   More

Posted by Overmind at 19:13 on 16 November 2011 | Report This Post

@ kumar: I had no problem understanding it whatsoever and I'm Dutch. One would think then that it's really no problem for an American audience. More

Posted by OrganicLifeform at 18:56 on 16 November 2011 | Report This Post

A lack of class and an over familiar plot was what I got from it myself. Trailers mean almost nothing of course and it looks pretty. More

Posted by enemysprout at 18:24 on 16 November 2011 | Report This Post

I worry our cousins across the pond will need subtitles to understand this language ? More

Posted by kumar at 18:07 on 16 November 2011 | Report This Post

Promising
Not so sure if the Scots will like being depicted as drunk, ugly men who yearn for a scrap but it looks decent enough. Hope the slapstick element (woman runs into wooden post) is toned down and the clever comedy (the wimpy son hiding behind the brute) a bit more prevalent. More

Posted by danclay77 at 17:47 on 16 November 2011 | Report This Post

I thought Cars 2 was ok. The natural elements of Brave look wonderful, but I'm less impressed by the human characters. More

Posted by crazymoviesdude at 17:45 on 16 November 2011 | Report This Post

Looks amazing
Even my 3 year old didn't think much of Cars2 More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 17:35 on 16 November 2011 | Report This Post

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