As if to say, “We know you’re all having a whine party about how much everyone hates Cars 2, so here’s a teaser for Brave. It’s good, we promise.” And it looks freakin’ cool. Lush and green and loaded with bouncy (and curly!) hair, unlike any Pixar film to date (even the jungly bits in The Incredibles and Up), this looks like a big step foward in CG rendering.
Here’s a synopsis (courtesy Coming Soon):
Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida (Kelly Macdonald) is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Merida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Merida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman (Julie Walters) and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Merida’s quest â€” and serving as comic relief â€” are the kingdomâ€™s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), the surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane).
Brave takes aim at the box office on June 22, 2012.