Alan Smithee

Pixar’s Brave – Two New Images

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June seems like a really far off time for the next Pixar movie to arrive, but at least we’re getting just enough teasing to keep us interested without spoiling the film too much.

The two shots get me excited for the movie to get here, mainly because it seems that Pixar is trying for a little more realistic approach to their film as the characters look a bit more human than the movies we’ve had in the past that feature extremely stylized characatures of humans. Also, the whole tale seems a bit more dark than we’d normally see from Pixar, but should be excellent if their track record holds true.

Here’s the synopsis:

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.

Here’s to hoping we don’t end up with Scotsmen that don’t sound like vikings…unlike How to Train Your Dragon that had vikings that sounded Scottish. The movie is out on June 22, 2012.

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