The 60-second teaser clip for Pixar’s next animated film “Brave” that came with “Cars 2” has made its way online. Most noticeably different about this new film is that it seems to be a more serious adventure film than something cartoony and bubbly. If I didn’t know any better I’d think it was a Dreamworks film.
Director Mark Andrews even said it himself:
“What we want to get across [with the teaser] is that this story has some darker elements…. We’ll still have all the comedy and the great characters. But we get a little bit more intense.”
“Brave” will hit theaters June 2012.
The official film synopsis:
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).