With a courageous and impetuous heroine leading the way, Disney Pixar sets out on yet another extraordinary journey – this time across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland in “Brave.” The big-screen adventure–the 13th feature-length animated film from Pixar Animation Studios – is directed by Mark Andrews (“The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “John Carter of Mars”) and Brenda Chapman (“The Lion King,” “Prince of Egypt”), and produced by Katherine Sarafian (“Lifted,” “The Incredibles”). “Brave” is in UK cinemas August 17, 2012.
“‘Brave’ is an epic adventure chock-full of action, humor and heart,” says director Mark Andrews. “There’s no more perfect setting for this powerful tale than the dark and rugged Scottish Highlands. Imagine: magic, mystery and danger—all set within a haunting and beautiful landscape. It’s like nothing you’ve seen before from Pixar.”
The film features Kelly Macdonald as the voice of Merida, a skilled archer and the 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.
- Film: Interview: Brave’s filmmakers talk Pixar storytelling and creating a real-kid hero (avclub.com)
- Interview: Kelly MacDonald, Kevin McKidd and Craig Ferguson From ‘Brave’ (screencrave.com)
- John Lasseter Talks BRAVE, His Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie, Could Pixar and Marvel Make a Movie Together, and More (collider.com)
- Director Mark Andrews and Producer Katherine Sarafian Talk BRAVE, Technical Challenges, How the Film Changed Over the Long Development Process and More (collider.com)