Understandably, much of the marketing for Brave has been centered upon Merida’s journey and her ‘fate.’ She is facing off against tradition, but she will likely come to realize that she cannot overcome challenges alone. Her parents, King Fergus and Queen Elinor, along with her triplet brothers, may only be supporting players in the film’s story, but their time will come. Watch a new clip and featurette, and get to know Merida’s family better after the break!
On YouTube, AMC Theatres released an exclusive clip featuring Merida’s mischievous red-haired brothers, entitled “Tart Thieves.” Watch the 30-second clip below:
Additionally, Disney/Pixar released a new featurette in the Family Portrait series (via Upcoming Pixar), which gives us more on Merida’s parents. Just because they are royalty does not mean they are not normal, like us. Watch the featurette in HD here:
Which one of Merida’s family members is your favorite, so far?
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.