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Watch Pixar’s BRAVE Trailer
All I have to say is, watch out for the Gingers! In Pixar’s thirteenth animation which will be released by Walt Disney Studios, Brave will cover a couple of firsts for the animation company. The biggest first is a female protagonist named Merida voiced by Kelly Macdonald. The next big thing is, this is Pixar’s first fairy tale which is set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland.
There is a reason I say watch out for the Gingers – meaning red heads. They are fiery and determined individuals and the protagonist in Brave is all that and a bag of chips. Merida is the daughter of King Fergus, voiced by Billy Connolly and Queen Elinor, voiced by Emma Thompson. The courageous and skilled Merida defies the traditions of her homeland and ends up unleashing chaos in the Kingdom. After consulting a wise old woman for help, she becomes cursed herself and is forced to find a way to break the spell before it is too late.
This tale is unique in setting and musical accompaniment. While there are a lot of animations set during medieval times, this one is specifically placed in the Scottish Highlands which gives a backdrop of lush hills and forests. Most animations have a nondescript background which doesn’t add or take away from the film. The movie poster alone is enough to draw you in to this world. If you want a sneak peek at the film, you only need to scroll down and you can watch a trailer for the animation which will suck you in even more.
The music will be composed by Patrick Doyle who is of Scottish decent. He is hoping to bring some of Scotland’s native flavor to the music, “I want to make it accessible but to honour the Celtic traditions if I can. It’s a real fable set in Scotland. I could possibly use the bagpipes as a drone or something that gives atmosphere, but I will resist instantly using them until I see what’s going on… they are extremely loud.”
I’m excited for this film and I haven’t been excited for a Pixar film in ages, possibly since Wall-E came out in 2008, perhaps before. Brave looks like a great story with a fantastic female lead. Not only does she defy the traditional look for Disney – big eyes, blonde hair, maybe brown hair in the later movies, but Merida is feisty for the sake of being feisty which some could say is a “red head” trait. Other characters of course defy tradition or their destiny but they do it in a cowed or “I’m a nerd and I’m going to stand up to you” kind of way, Merida on the other hand has that flicker of je ne sais quoi that draws you in. Perhaps its the voice talent of Macdonald that adds that certain something. While watching the trailer I instantly recognized her voice as well as Connolly’s and Thompson’s, but there are many more talented actors that lend their voices to this animation. Julie Walters, Craig Ferguson and Kevin Mckidd are a few of the others that are involved in this project.
So, mysterious backdrop, check, mystical music, check, a star-studded cast of voice talent, check. I’d say Pixar has a winner on their hands with this one. Brave comes to theatres in 3D this June and be sure to check out the trailer below!