First Look At The Characters From Pixar’s ‘Brave’
Although I liked Pixar’s Cars, I have no interest in seeing the sequel, released tomorrow. Personally I am more interested in having Pixar work on more original features, and seeing what new characters the fantastic talent their can create.
Yesterday we posted the first poster for their next feature Brave, once called The Bear and the Bow. The teaser which will be showing in front of Cars 2 this weekend, should be online soon, but in the meantime, Pixar has released photos of some of the main characters for the film.
In the gallery below you’ll see Princess Merida (Kelly MacDonald), Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), The Wise Woman (Julie Walters) and Lord MacIntosh (Craig Ferguson).Enjoy!
The film is written by Brenda Chapman and directed by both Chapman and Mark Andrews. It will be produced by Katherine Sarafian with a score composed by Patrick Doyle. The film marks Pixar’s first fairy tale, a combination of Brenda Chapman’s love of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, as well as a reflection on raising her daughter.
Chapman was supposed to be the film’s sole director – and Pixar’s first female director. But last October, it was reported that Pixar had replaced Chapman with Mark Andrews. Now, although Andrews is presently in charge of guiding Brave across the finish line, both Andrews and Chapman will be credited as the movie’s directors, according to a Disney spokesman.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
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).