Entertainment Weekly exclusively debuted a new piece of Brave concept art through its tablet version of the magazine. While the art has been seen before in the Brave exhibit at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios, this gives us a closer look at King Fergus. He may be all fun and games in the trailers and images that have featured him up to this point, but he clearly has a fierce side to him. Take a look at the concept art after the jump!
We have been able to grab a screenshot of the artwork, which gives us an idea that Merida is not the only one who can handle a bow:
As seen in the bottom left corner of the image, credit for creating this great piece goes to Pixar’s Daniel Lopez Muñoz. As for what Fergus is aiming at, that is anyone’s guess. However, we do know that he had a great battle with the monstrous demon bear Mor’du, so Mor’du is likely the best guess at this point.
As soon as EW and Disney/Pixar release a hi-res version of the art, we will put it up for you to get an even better look at it.
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.