WATCH: New Trailer/Clip From ‘Brave’

As promised, early this morning, Disney/Pixar released a new Brave trailer exclusively through iTunes Movie Trailers. The trailer, though, is essentially an extended clip from the film – a moment which sets the stage for Merida and her journey. On display are her impressively sick archery skills, which would put any one of us to shame. Watch the 2 1/2 minute clip, called “The Prize,” in high resolution after the jump!

This was one of the scenes shown to the audience at the D23 Expo last summer, but it looks even more beautiful, so it must have been worked on a bit more following the showing. We see just how fierce Merida can be when she wants to be.

Share your thoughts on the new trailer/clip hybrid 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.

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  • Diane Wilshere

    When I saw this at the D23 Expo I practically cheered because it showed the physics necessary to split an arrow with more accuracy than any film had ever shown. As an actor at a renaissance festival I love the acknowledgement that her dress is not meant for physical exertion. Like the new attention to detail

  • NickB

    Woah! OK, definitely seeing this!

  • BeauOnTheJob

    I certainly doesn’t say Pixar at all, but I hope that doesn’t mean they’ve slipped

  • Autumn

    Completely in love with this clip. The scope that I feel being promised here is amazing — an animated version of a true historical action epic. I dearly hope this is representative of the tone of the film as a whole — consider! the possibility of an animated period film with no glib anachronistic wisecracks! — and the level of detail in the film as a whole. 

    lol @ the word ‘slipped’ in the comment above. Pixar’s tried a lot of things and been great at them, and while they’ve transported us to plenty of other places, this is the first they’ve attempted to transport us to another time. On Twitter the animators work on it tweet often about how excited they are to be working on it, how ambitious a project it is. That to me screams nothing but positive.

    • Autumn

      Or the animators working* on it, of course.

  • Austin

    This will be a great movie. Can’t wait!

  • Justin Allison

    I wonder if they will release the other clip shown at D23 soon.  I expect we will have one more trailer that is actually a trailer (possibly in theaters with “John Carter”) but I hope they don’t repeat the marketing strategy that they used with “Cars 2” and show us too much.

  • Karl Kitchen

    YES!  I am officially aquiver with anticipation for this movie!  The poster is already the wallpaper on my phone as it is.