New Trailer for Pixar’s BRAVE

     February 23, 2012


A new trailer for Pixar’s Brave has gone online.  Rather than show off a bunch of scenes from the movie or even give an overview of the plot.  The movie follows Merida, young princess (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) in the Scottish Highlands who defies an age-old custom, inadvertently unleashing chaos and fury in the kingdom.  This trailer doesn’t explain any of that and instead ops to show one scene.  The scene has three less-than-desirable men trying to win an archery contest for Merida’s hand in marriage.  Merida, none-too-happy with the situation, eventually has to show everyone what an utter bad-ass she is.  I still want to see more of the film’s scope, but the new trailer does a good job showing the movie’s comic and dramatic sides.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer, and click here to see the poster that was released yesterday. The film also features the voices of Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters. Brave opens in 3D on June 22nd.

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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 Witch (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 and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “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.

A grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humor, “Brave” uncovers a new tale in the mysterious Highlands of Scotland where the impetuous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) defies an age-old custom and inadvertently unleashes chaos, forcing her to discover the meaning of true bravery before it’s too late.”


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  • Tarek

    It’s Great. It’s…Pixar

  • Farzan

    Meh…I like Pixar but their films lately have been lacking. This doesn’t look that good and I’m not interested in a Monster’s Inc. prequel when it should have been a sequel

    • Lizard King

      Other than Cars 2, I can’t recall a time when Pixar made a misstep. Even their recent Toy Story Toons and other shorts have been fantastic. As long as they get right back on the horse, they can’t really be faulted for one mistake.

    • solgazer

      You should accept a film for what it is, not what you want it to be.
      Same goes with people actually.

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  • Frank

    “This doesn’t look that good.”

    You have terrible, terrible taste in movies if you genuinely mean that. Seriously. It looks fantastic. Aside from being breathtaking visually, the character beats in that couple of minutes alone put most movies to shame. As for their ‘films’ lately being lacking – I think you mean ‘film’. Cars 2 I’ll give you, but what else has been lacking? Up? Ratatouille? Are you kidding me?

    • Tarek

      He was talking about Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale I suppose.

  • Josh

    I honestly think Cars 2 was one of those dirty forced ventures that came from the make up between Disney and Pixar. You guys don’t remember the break-up and possible end until Bob Iger stepped in with Steve Jobs? What concessions do you think changed everything? Disney wanted sequels. They struck gold with Toy Story but the second, and yes there will be a third, was just a manufactured obligation. Who knows if the Monsters Inc sequel will be same or not but when Pixar is not forced to put a PART 2 behind an original, they are the best in the business. This clip was great and can’t wait!!

    • Josh

      I was speaking about Cars not Toy Story when I said manufactured obligation BTW. Sorry, not a writer.

  • Tarek

    Cars 2 was a good sequel for me. the story focused on Mater instead of McQueen. But lot of funny situations and a great tour.

  • solgazer

    That looks very cool. Great sequence. Loved that slo-mo of the loosing of the arrow. Gorgeous. Stunning.
    Aaaand I think it’s about time we created a brand new word. An adjective for the 21st century.
    That was completely pixar.
    It means consistently astonishing.
    Am I overstating this? I may be a little biased. They are the only company that have their own section in my movie collection. By the way, has Finding Nemo been released on blu-ray in the States yet? I have been waiting and waiting. I’m guessing I’ll have to wait until after the 3d movie re-release now.

  • stylus59

    Trailer is unconventional, but engaging. I’ll look forward to this.

  • jymmymackiv

    Just watch that arrow bend of the shot and tell me that this film doesn’t look absolutely stunning.

  • BrandonHeat07

    OK… NOW I wanna watch it!! Thank God, for I moment there, I was afraid they might pull another Cars 2… Can’t wait…

  • Jim

    The camera operator on that first arrow got a big laugh outta me. A brilliant way of conveying the amount of fail lol.

  • Juan Pablo Rodriguez

    First of all, I would like to congratulate you all for your site. I keep checking it out every day (actually a couple of times a day) and read really good articles, specially those that focus on animation and upcoming movies.

    I just so the latest “Brave” trailer… and although I seen before the movie logo, I just notice in the tailer the the details in the LOGO. Afterwards, I had to google a larger image of the logo to check out if a saw what saw.

    The Brave logo has a very “celtic” style within its letters, proper of the time and culture (and that goes really well with princess Merida tangled hair). But, what i have just noticed that there are the little details within the “B” and “E”. What I can see there (and maybe someone can confirm or not) are two women images. I suppose that is the main character, from princess to queen. The are also two little circles. I also suppose that its from a more complicated, twisted, tangled teen age to a more simple balanced kind of “feng-shui” stage as a Queen.

    Im just crazy seeing those things? maybe someone knows more about the film and can confirm this or not….????

    • Juan Pablo Rodriguez

      *I just saw the latest ….

      sorry for the spelling mistake. I hope my english is good enough and people understand it. :P

      • Juan Pablo Rodriguez

        Ok. Sorry for all the spelling mistakes…. should read before hit the enter!!!

  • heath

    Well, it looks better than Cars and Cars 2 at least… but honestly, if this clip is anything to go by, I probably won’t be seeing this one, which is a shame since it’s Pixar’s first female lead character.

  • Rockslide

    Wow, that animation and character design is incredible. Everything from this movie so far has been quite impressive. I think Pixar usually has pretty bad advertising but then really delivers on the actual film. This time however, it has been awesome from the start.

  • aaronsullivan

    Worked for me. I was going to dutifully see this movie, trusting that Pixar would pull it off, but this made me want to see it outright. :)

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