Pixar has released a new image from their upcoming film, Brave. The movie revolves around a young and rebellious princess (voiced my Kelly Macdonald) who defies a sacred custom of the land, inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom, and then makes an ill-fated wish in order to set things right. While the movie features Pixar’s first female protagonist, co-director Mark Andrews tells Yahoo! the movie is “less about girl power” (yeah, because who wants that?) and “more about the oppositional relationship between mother Elinor and daughter Merida, likening the defiant red-haired princess to a scrutinized teenager who is forced to attend the same high school where her mother serves as the principal.” YAWN. Pixar whiffed in a big way with Cars 2 and it looked like Brave was a chance for the studio to get back on track. Let’s hope that’s still the case.
Hit the jump to check out the new image. The film also features the voices of Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters. Brave opens in 3D on June 22, 2012. Pixar will be releasing a new trailer in the near future. [Update: We’ve added two more images to the story, which you can check out after the jump.]
Image via Yahoo! The image features Queen Elinor, voiced by Emma Thompson, King Fergus, voiced by Billy Connolly, Princess Merida, voiced by Kelly Macdonald, and triplets Princes Harris, Hubert and Hamish.
Empire has also debuted two more images from the movie:
Here’s the official synopsis for Brave:
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.