Pixar has released a teaser trailer for Brave, marking Pixar’s first fairy-talesy film.
The official breakdown of Brave reads,
“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 confronts tradition, destiny, and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life…Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch 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.”
After having Cars 2 crammed down our throats by Disney and Pixar the past few months, and all these talks of Monsters Inc 2 and Incredibles 2 (of which I would welcome) I was beginning to lose faith in seeing any new IPs from the production studio. After all, it has been pretty much 2 years (3 by the time Brave is released) since Pixar launched a new IP and simply did not continue a franchise. Not to belittle Toy Story 3, but Pixar pretty much built their brand on creating new and fresh characters and stories for everyone to enjoy.
So all of that just makes this trailer that much more refreshing, and awesome.