After a very mixed year for Pixar are hoping by going back to basics, tradition with Scottish Highland’s based BRAVE, what we’ve seen so far for the animated adventure has been nothing short of stunning. A new second tv spot has emerged which shows off new footage but most of shows of the vibrant, magical highlighting that the 13th feature-length animated film from Pixar highlighting why they are the ultimate animation studio.
When it comes to authenticity Pixar looks to have went all out with a predominately Scottish cast to voice most of the characters to give the film a authentic feel with Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane along with Emma Thompson, Julie Walters make up this superb cast.To one step further the recent news that the film will close the oldest film festival in the world Edinburgh this summer, the European premiere and of course capital of Scotland!!
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.
BRAVE will arrive in UK&Irish cinemas from August 13th 2012 (USA June 22nd).