In a preview of its 2012 films, Walt Disney Studios has released a new still for Pixar’s upcoming film, Brave. It features Princess Merida aiming an arrow towards a target, with her parents, the King and Queen, looking on. Did we mention that both Merida and the Queen have a fierce look in their eyes? The still comes our way from our friends at Stitch Kingdom. Check it out after the jump!
Hopefully, Disney releases a hi-res version soon.
UPDATE (1/17/12): I’ve updated with a hi-res image.
The still seems to be from the first act of the film, when we are learning about Merida’s character traits. We already knew she could handle a bow and arrow pretty well from the great teaser trailer. However, we have much to learn about her mother and the rest of the family.
Here is the full synopsis for the film:
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.
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Via: Stitch Kingdom
Source: Walt Disney Studios