Following a teaser trailer from a while back and recent developments at the D23 expo, Pixar has released an official, extended synopsis for Brave, the studio’s next film which is to be released this June.
Here’s the synopsis, courtesy of Pixar Planet:
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.
The ideas for Brave are much clearer in my head now thanks to the plot synopsis, and I’m certainly looking forward to it. Everything seems awesome, from the story to the cast to Merida’s firey red hair. Also, I didn’t know Craig Ferguson and Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) were going to be in this, but I’m definitely pumped about that.
Who else is looking forward to Brave?