Disney-Pixar has released the first full trailer to “Brave,” the company’s 13th feature film. And this one boasts a lot of firsts for Pixar’s canon: first fairy tale, first female protagonist, first period piece and first extensive use of Scottish accents. Also, in keeping with Pixar’s continued push toward ever more realistic computer-animated textures in its films, this one appears to have a definite loamier, earthier feel, with lots of moss and mist and magic.
Kelly Macdonald of “Boardwalk Empire” fame provides the voice of Merida, the fiery, redheaded archer who defies the traditions of her Scottish Highlands-based clan and attempts to chart her own path in life, but winds up wreaking havoc when she unleashes an ancient curse. Julie Walters, Emma Thompson and most of the Scottish actors in Hollywood — Billy Connolly, Kevin McKidd, Robbie Coltrane and Craig Ferguson — also lend their voices.
The movie opens June 22, 2012. Take a peek at the trailer below.
— Patrick Kevin Day
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