Brave is enjoying its time in the limelight, racking up over $66 million last weekend and gearing up for a box office battle with Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, which may be another good film from the famed director, but I hardly think families will be viewing the stripper-focused film together. Whether you have seen Brave or still remain unconvinced (for the record, I really enjoyed the film), Disney/Pixar has released 15 new hi-res stills from the animated film for you to gander at. Bask in their high-resolution glory after the break!
Click through the gallery below to get a closer look at the new stills:
I am certainly a fan of images that feature breathtaking landscapes, but my favorite stills tend to be those that feature the most emotion. Queen Elinor talking to her daughter, Merida, is one of those and probably my favorite from this selection. Merida holding her sword tightly as she fights someone (no spoilers!) with a determined look on her face is another great one.
Which one of these stills is your favorite?
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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