There are very little studios these days that you can bank on having a hit just about every time they release a film. Sure, there will always be Cars 2, but that’s only after nearly a dozen award-winning, amazing films. That’s why we have no doubt that the next project in the Disney/Pixar house, Brave, will be anything short of genius.
With a pretty stellar cast of Scottish actors and actresses, you can expect this film to bring new-found love to the kilt-wearing pure bloods proud to hail from Scotland. Here’s the premise for those not in the know.
In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous 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.
Strong female hero? Majestic setting? It’s a definite that Brave has the stuff Disney legends are made of, but what do you think? Take a look at the trailer after the jump and sound off! Brave hits theaters on June 22nd.