New ‘Brave’ Japanese Poster Gives Us A Rare Look At The Witch, May Contain Spoilers

In North America, Disney and Pixar have mostly protected us from the main story aspects of Brave. However, overseas it seems that Disney is pushing more story details to convince audiences in other parts of the world to see the film. The Japanese trailer showed a ton of new footage (good for those eagerly anticipating Brave, but maybe not quite as good for those avoiding spoilers). Now, Disney Japan has unveiled a new poster which gives us a rare look at the witch. The poster may very well contain spoilers, so take a peek at your own risk.

IMP Awards put up the new Japanese poster (via Film Thrasher), which has the witch (voiced by Julie Walters) looking on from behind a large rock. All we know about her comes to us from the official synopsis, which describes her as “eccentric.” Take a look at the poster below:

Looks like she may have a pet crow. So, that is not really a spoiler. For those who have been paying close attention to the marketing for the film, another spoiler is definitely implied (if not confirmed) in the poster. I’ll stop there.

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.

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  • Declan R.

    I believe the spoiler is the bears…..possible the Three Triplets fell to a curse?
    Also, it may have to do with the big picture of a bear right above Merida’s head……

  • Aneandrews

    I think the spoilers in the title! I didn’t even know there was a witch!

  • Drago Harley

    I think in the story that the three little brothers turn into three little bears.  Possibly her whole family turns into bears.  It has to be more than a coincidence that there are three prominent little red headed brothers in all the art….and then three cute little bear cubs that look just like those boys are also popping up.  That’s the “beastly curse” I think.