April 19, 2014

WATCH: ‘Brave’ Makes Splash At Oscars With New TV Spot

This past week has been a big one for Brave, with us getting character descriptions and a new trailer (more like a clip) from the film. Just when you thought you would not hear from Pixar for the next few weeks at least, a new TV spot made a surprise debut during the Oscars last night. Accompanied with a beautiful song in the Scottish Gaelic language, the commercial gives us a haunting look into the film. Check out the great new TV spot after the jump!


Thanks to Collider for the video embed:

Wow, isn’t that fantastic? I found myself humming the song afterwards. While I thought the clip we saw late last week was great, the edits and music on this TV spot puts it on top.

What do you think?

Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. From Disney and Pixar, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition and challenges destiny to change her fate.

“Brave” follows the heroic journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong 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 unruly and 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 Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her skills and resources – including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers – to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late, discovering the meaning of true bravery.

Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humor that audiences of all ages around the world have come to eagerly expect. The film takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

About Samad Rizvi

Samad is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Pixar Times. His favorite films include The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Vertigo, Back to the Future, Children of Men, Pan's Labyrinth, and of course, Pixar's Monsters, Inc., WALL-E and Up.

  • L.M.J.

    What is the name of the song and who sings it?  Or is it composed by Patrick Doyle for the soundtrack? 

    • L.M.J.

      Nevermind.  Found it.  It’s “Tha Mo Ghaol Air Aird A’ Chuain” by Julie Fowlis.  Available at iTunes! Yay!

  • Capital_7

    How can they already have a sequel to How to Train Your Dragon coming out?  I love the original, but I think Pixar’s rushing things just a little bit, don’t you think?

    • Cinemaprincess

      How to Train Your Dragon is Dreamworks, not Pixar.

      Unless that comment was supposed to liken Brave to HTTYD :/

    • L.M.J.

      If I hear one more mention of HTTYD in regards to Brave, I’m going to go berserk and start flinging boulders at the offending posters.

  • Elephantmarch

    You all know that these films take five years to make, don’t you?  In fact Brave was originally going to be coming out a LAST year but I think when they saw HTTYD they decided to delay it to soften the blow.  Either way I think the only comparisons is there both set in a similar time period and tone, so there’s going to be coincidental similarities.

  • Elephantmarch

    You all know that these films take five years to make, don’t you?  In fact Brave was originally going to be coming out a LAST year but I think when they saw HTTYD they decided to delay it to soften the blow.  Either way I think the only comparisons is there both set in a similar time period and tone, so there’s going to be coincidental similarities.