Monday, June 27, 2011

Pixar's "Brave" Trailer

Trailer for Pixar's "Brave," featuring the studio's first female solo-protagonist. I think she's also a "princess" of some sort, which will probably make her the first Pixar character to join the ranks of the Disney Princess brand.

25 comments:

Adam said...

That...I want to watch that. And for some reason I was getting a bit of a Shadow of the Colossus vibe from the first thirty seconds or so. Awesome.

Angry Man said...

Interesting. Looks a lot more "serious" than previous Pixar ventures (not that their other movies don't have serious aspects, just thematically).

Joe said...

I have no problem with animated princesses, if they're badasses like Princess Mononoke.

ZAENGO said...

if this were a dreamworks movie that bear would star talking to her and it would make a bear pun.

but yeah, that girl shot that big ass bear holy shit

Blue Highwind said...

Pixar is remaking the "Secret of Kells" with a more badass female lead? As long as they keep Pangur Ban I'm game.

I love how Pixar released this trailer immediately after Cars 2. They're like "oh damn, the critics and film nerds are furious, we gotta get something out there to make them happy STAT!" And there materializes this movie.

Chris said...

I was into the whole environment and landscape of the movie but then she pushed back the hood and the animation of her head and face just broke the illusion.

TheDVDGrouch said...

Maybe I suck with accents but was that narration Scottish or Irish?

@Blue Highwind
I pretty much felt the same way after seeing the trailer.I loved "secret of Kells" its probably one of the most underrated animated films of recent memory.

Link3680 said...

It looks good, although the heroine looks a bit strange.

Shellybean said...

I think she looks weird because she doesnt have eye lashes... like black ones... there are some red ones there... but you dont see it to well... It would make her feel better to me...

biomechanical923 said...

That sounds just like Gabriel Belmont from "Lords of Shadow". Would that narrator happen to be Robert Carlyle?

Arturo said...

Scotland, eh????
It's pretty cool how the narration and the atmosphere make it feel and sound like just another fantasy epic, but then you look at the character design and go:
"yep, this is Pixar."

Arturo said...

I got the following from Wikipedia, so take it with a grain of salt (for now).
Craig Ferguson is in this movie, playing a character called Lord Macintosh (not a typo). I wouldn't be suprised if he's a villain ;)
There's also a character called Lord MacGuffin (again, not a typo).

I have no additional comment. I just thought I'd let you know.

ZAENGO said...

Yo BOB, you hear about tom hanks saying Toy Story 4 is being "worked on"? i really hope its not true.

Q said...

This is quite possibly the manliest film Pixar has ever produced.

Rook in the Pumpkin said...

A courageous female lead? Awesome! It's even better that she's a freckly redhead, interesting because of how trendy it has been to ridicule gingers, sort of akin to making comments about people's weight.

Mads said...

@Biomech
Narrator has to be Craig Fergusson, who usually works the late late show, which runs after letterman on..CBS?
They used him for how to train your dragon, so there's precedent for using him as a voice actor.

I thought it was carlyle too at first, but carlyles voice is a little softer and higher pitched, usually.

Arturo:
Re: Lord Macintosh being a villain
Pixar used to be owned by steve jobs, ceo of Apple. Now they're owned by disney, and jobs has the largest share of disney of any of the shareholders. It's not a majority of the shares, but he's the only party with more than a 10% stake. Pixar and disney films are, as a result, always apple friendly, Wall E being the most prominent example.

@ The trailer
I hope she's not a princess. Red hair suggests she's scottish, narration confirms it. She probably has some nobel title, Scotland is full of those, and she's out killing bears. But please, not a princess...

Otherwise, it looks cool.

doomknight said...

its a shame brenda chapman was axed from this film, especially since this was a pretty big project for her.

leaves me with a bit of a bad taste in my mouth

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-women-animation-sidebar-20110525,0,3676956.story

vamast said...

we need a samurai jack movie. thats more badass. n it has a scotmans XD

curren.waters said...

Is it me, or does this look like Pixar's response to How to Train Your Dragon?

RyePunk said...

@curren.waters
You'd think that, but remember Pixar starts making their movies 10 years in advance.

Shannon said...

@ZAENGO I hope so as well. Let's hope a TS4 is just wishful thinking on Tom Hanks' or some executives' part. Although I'd trust Pixar to take it in a good direction if that were to happen, I just don't see where the story could possibly go now. A fourth would just seem like a cash grab and would put a stain on the rest of the series. It's bad enough "Cars" exists to be the cash grab, dragging down "Toy Story" in that way would just be painful to see. Not to mention it would make me lose a ton of respect for Pixar.

As for "Brave," I wasn't sure what to make of it when I first read about it, but this trailer looks really promising and gorgeous.

Taynt said...

The narrator is Kevin McKidd, of Rome fame.

Reverend Allan Ironside said...

so this little girl helped kill off bears in Scotland? bears aren't indigenous t Scotland anymore, they and wolves were all killed off.

had to research that. Because when I think Scotland, I instantly thought "Does Scotland even have bears?" Apparently, not anymore they don't.

vamast said...

if there is blood i will be happy

lotsandlostandlotsandlostandlotsandlostandlotsandlostandlotsandlostandlotsandlostandlotsandlostand of blood

Curttehmurt said...

because most people seem poorly informed, here is the synopsis:

"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 (Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (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 (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (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."