Disney has unleashed a new trailer for Pixar’s Brave that’s, in actuality, a full-blown clip from the epic Highland fantasy adventure directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman. Called “The Prize,” the scene evokes memories of Disney’s 1973 animated classic Robin Hood, with a defiant Princess Merida showing up her suitors during an archery tournament.
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 Wise Woman (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.
As if the “trailer” weren’t enough, Disney has also released a new poster, which you can check out below. Pixar’s 13th feature film and its first fairy tale, Brave opens June 22.