Monday, August 29, 2011

New "Brave" Synopsis!

We haven't had a lot of Brave related news for quite some time now, so it was about time that we got something. Luckily, that "something" has arrived and we now have an all-new synopsis for the film that uncovers a few plot points from the upcoming fairy tale. Read it below:

Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.

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 Witch (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.

Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humor enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The film takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

Sounds awesome, right? This movie is probably going to rock the box office for a couple of weeks or so next year, and I would not at all be surprised if it was greeted by universal critical success.

Also, did you know that several actors from the Harry Potter film series, four of them to be precise, will be lending their voices to a few characters in Brave? Kelly Macdonald, who voices Pixar's first female protagonist, Merida, played Helena Ravenclaw in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II. Emma Thompson, voice of Merida's mother, Queen Elinor, portrayed the strange Divination teacher, Professor Sybill Trelawney in several of the Harry Potter films. The voice of Brave's Witch, Julie Walters, is known for her role in most of the films in the  HP series as the protective mother of seven children, Molly Weasley. Finally, Robbie Coltrane, who voices Lord Dingwall in Brave, appeared as the loveable half-giant Rubeus Hagrid throughout the entire Harry Potter saga.

Brave opens in theaters June 22, 2012.

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