Pixar has really ramped up its output since 2006, releasing a new movie every year without fail. Brave will be the studio’s thirteenth feature film since Toy Story catapulted the company into the spotlight back in 1995, and all signs are pointing to it being one of Pixar’s greatest successes yet.
The latest promotional video for Brave – due out on June 22nd in the US – features a clip from an archery tournament that appears to take place early on in the film.
The story and setting of Brave seem to go against the grain of Hollywood’s self-imposed conventions. An animated film set in Scotland and starring a red-haired female protagonist is certainly not something we’re used to seeing on the silver screen.
Here’s the official story blurb for Brave:
“Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. 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, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch 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.”
Are you looking forward to watching Pixar’s latest offering when Brave is released over here?