Disney/Pixar’s Brave is coming out tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more excited! In honor of its impending release, we present for your viewing pleasure a spoofy new Brave trailer. This clip is done in the style of those cheesy cure-all “act now!” advertisements, and it qualifies as cute.
Brave is a movie with a lot of firsts. It is the first Pixar film to have a female protagonist, Princess Merida. She’s also the first Pixar character to be added to the Disney Princess line. Awesomely enough, Brave doesn’t look like a love story, but rather a story of adventure, magic, and destiny, which will be nice. There’s nothing wrong with a romance, but it is wonderful when we get a story that breaks the norm of having every girl’s happy ending involve ending up with a guy.
This is also the first Pixar film to be a period piece, as well as their first fairy tale. It’s set in tenth century Scotland, and is said to possess a more mature tone than some of their previous films.
And finally, it's first Pixar film to have a female director, Brenda Chapman, who directed The Prince of Egypt in 1998. However, she was removed from the project in October 2010 due to creative differences, and replaced by Mark Andrews, who was the story supervisor for The Incredibles. They will both be credited as directors for Brave.
Directorial mishaps aside, Pixar’s animation for Brave looks even more incredible than usual. Pixar completely rewrote their animation system for the first time in twenty-five years for this film, and it shows. The lush Scottish scenery is gorgeous, and I don’t know about you, but I could stare at Merida’s hair ALL DAY.
So fingers crossed, and here’s hoping that Brave is as good as we all hope it is!