Guys, I am so excited for this movie. Like, super excited. I feel like I am actually stalking the news on it. There will be restraining orders involved soon. Pixar has been keeping pretty quiet about Brave, but they let a tiny bit out this weekend at D23. We knew a little bit about Merida, namely that she is a major badass, but we didn’t know terribly much about her motivations. Pixar recently released a more detailed plot synopsis to clear some things up. There is certainly plenty more to discover about the story, but now we have a better idea!
Hit the jump for the full plot synopsis. You will notice that there are no Hobbits involved. That is because they suck.[Via /Film]
Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brave, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous 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 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 old Witch (voice of 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.
Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, Brave is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humor enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The film takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney
Digital 3D™ in select theaters.