Meet Brave’s Merida and Her Moppet Hair

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Pixar can do no wrong, so as unappealing as their latest, “Brave” looks, I have faith it will end up being very good anyway. Then again, I’m always a pretty bad judge of these CG movies. I mean, I thought “Megamind” would kinda suck, and it turned out to be pretty good. So, here’s a new featurette for “Brave”, which introduces you to its spunky female lead, Merida. It’s hard being a princess when all you want to do is shoot arrows and show up the boys. (Or so I’ve been told.)

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.

Featuring the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, and Robbie Coltrane. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman.

Rebelling June 22, 2012.

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