Recently, several new Brave stills have been unveiled through various outlets that bring us deeper into the story of the film. As part of its summer movie preview, MTV has released an exclusive still that is quite creepy – it has Merida walking through a foggy forest, with a bear looking on. Additionally, Disney Brazil has shared a few new stills that give us a hint at the emotion and humor that will be present. Take a look at the images after the jump!
MTV brings us one of the creepier images that we have seen from Brave, perhaps showing us that the film will not shy away from darkness, as the filmmakers working on it have told us. (UPDATE: Disney has released a hi-res version of the still)
Below are the three images released by Disney Brazil (via Cine Marcado). My favorite of the bunch, though it appears to be simple, is Queen Elinor and King Fergus looking distraught. I love that Pixar films often have intensely emotional moments (both for the characters and the audience), and I have a feeling there will be a few in Brave.
The last still has Merida’s three triplet brothers up to no good, stuffing their mouths with sweets, which we have been told they absolutely love. They are a mischievous bunch!
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.