Pixar Goes Back To Its Roots With New ‘Brave’ Trailer

Posted: February 23, 2012 in Movies

Last summer Pixar released their first truly terrible movie in the form of Cars 2.  Don’t get me wrong, Cars 2 made money…lots of it actually, but it was the animated studio’s first feature film that was widely panned by critics.  The movie carries a 39% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, compare that to every other animated feature film they’ve released in their history…all of them over 85%. So it was easy to start talking about Pixar in the same way we do Dreamworks Animation, meaning “is this the start of a trend?” and “Does Disney have too much control…?”

Thankfully it appears that Cars 2 was just Pixar’s abomination developed to make money rather than tell a story.  That brings us to Pixar’s next feature film, Brave.  Here’s the official synopsis;

Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late. — (C) Disney

It would appear that Pixar is going back to its story telling roots with Brave, and that fact is even more evident with the latest trailer released for the movie this morning. Brave looks like a more mature adventure aimed at telling a coming-of-age story rather than appeasing a demographic.  Kind of how Toy Story appealed to every age group because there was great story telling and you could relate to the characters.  Paint me excited.

Brave is out in theaters on June 22 this summer.

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