Today, with Cars 2's home release having arrived in America and swiftly approaching here in the UK, Disney and Pixar begin the slew of roll-outs for Brave, starting with the above image, showcasing Merida and her family. The image, shared with the Associated Press over at Yahoo, comes complete with a few words from Brave director, Mark Andrews, on the image, the film and the first full length trailer - which is released tomorrow!
The image shows us Merida's family, who are (from left to right) Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), King Fergus (Billy Connolly), Merida (Kelly Macdonald) and her triplet brothers; Harris, Hubert and Hamish. All of the characters look, as is the norm for Pixar, intricate, amusing and wonderful - rounded off by a brilliant voice cast - I'm sure they will make this brilliant looking film even better.
We also won't have to wait long to get our first proper look at the film, as previously mentioned, the first full length trailer for Brave is set to debut tomorrow. Mark Andrews, the film's director, also offered a few words on the film, it's characters and the trailer:
"She's your anti-princess," said "Brave" co-director Mark Andrews. "She isn't your typical princess. She doesn't wear nice clothes except in a couple of scenes when her strict mom, Queen Elinor, makes her do it for special functions. She's an active and action-oriented person. She wants to get out in the outdoors of the Highlands, escaping from castle life and exploring the woods.""
"Despite being the first Pixar film to focus on a female heroine, Andrews said "Brave" will be less about girl power and more about the oppositional relationship between mother Elinor and daughter Merida, likening the defiant red-haired princess to a scrutinized teenager who is forced to attend the same high school where her mother serves as the principal."
In the film's full-length trailer, out Tuesday, Merida's father tells of the 12-foot-tall beast with razor-sharp claws, a face scarred with a dead eye and "hide littered with the weapons of fallen warriors," that chomped off his leg while the rebellious Merida transverses a lush forest, ascends a mountain and lands a bull's eye at a tournament.
So, we anxiously await the trailer tomorrow and more Brave promotional images and videos to come, as the hype for Pixar's 13th feature film begins to take form.
Via The Pixar Times.