“Brave” doesn’t really look like my type of movie, but it’s a Pixar movie, so it will probably end up being vastly entertaining anyway. Those guys have a way of doing that. It’s the Pixar magic. Or maybe it’s just good writing. Either/or. Here’s a look at the first clip from “Brave’. Gather ’round and listen, kids.
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.
Starring Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman.
Braving Fergus June 22, 2012.
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