This morning, Entertainment Weekly posted four exclusive Brave character posters, featuring several of the main players from Pixar’s highly anticipated new film. The four hi-res posters feature Princess Merida, her parents Queen Elinor and King Fergus, her similarly red-haired brothers, and Lords of the Kingdom. Additionally, in an interview with director Mark Andrews, several new details about the film were revealed. Check out the images and the full (spoiler-free) scoop after the jump!
While the poster for Merida is simply the newest theatrical poster for the film, the other three character posters are brand new. Check ‘em below:
In the interview accompanying the images, Andrews provides a few cool tidbits about the film:
- The title of Brave in Japan is Merida and the Frightening Forest. The film is “slightly darker and creepier” than your average Pixar film, though “it’s not overly horrific or terrifying.” After a few recent trailers, some viewers were starting to think that the film would be less serious and more comedic. However, it looks like the ominous atmosphere set up by the fantastic teaser trailer is still intact
- DunBroch is the name of the kingdom that the film is set in
- At one point in the film, King Fergus sings a song “about his trials and tribulations with the great demon bear Mordu.” It likely will not be your typical Disney song, as Pixar has been steadfast in staying away from characters singing, though, it will be interesting to see where Pixar goes with this
- Merida’s triplet brothers, Hamish, Hubert, and Harris “won’t have any spoken lines in the film.” All they do is “giggle and laugh”
With the film rapidly nearing its release date, we will have much, much more on Brave. You can also expect a few exclusive interviews with some of the filmmakers. Read the complete EW article, which has more details about Brave characters, here.
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.