With the relatively weak marketing for Pixar’s next film here in the states, we’ve got a reason to be excited thanks to a new trailer from overseas. Coming from Japan, this one does a much better job at actually laying out the story and hinting at a strong sense of adventure. We learn our lead character disrupts something in the forest which kicks off an adventure that presumably most of the film occupies. Although the full scene released last week was promising, it is nice to get a new perspective at this story. 

Previously titled The Bear and the Bow, Brave is directed by Mark Andrews (who helmed the Pixar short One Man Band), Brave features Princess Merida (Kelly MacDonald), Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), The Wise Woman (Julie Walters) and Lord MacIntosh (Craig Ferguson). Check out the new trailer below.


Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida 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 — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), the surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane).

Brave hits theaters June 22nd, 2012.

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