Pixar hopes to enter a Brave new world with its latest film release. For the first time in its esteemed history, a Pixar film will feature a female lead. The film has released two new stills featuring our heroine Merida, and the three Scottish clan leaders who are scheduled to be her suitors, despite her objections. Merida is voiced by Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire) who more than steps up to the challenge.
Movie Fanatic caught footage of Brave at Disney's recent D23 Expo. Macdonald and her co-star Kevin McKidd, who plays Lord MacGuffin, joined the film's producer Katherine Sarafin who addressed the crowd.
"We have our own take on Scottish lore. It's really Pixar lore, but it's set in Scotland and it's inspired by Scottish storytelling and designed to be a story that's perfectly set in that landscape," Sarafin said of Pixar's June 22, 2012 release.
The second photo of Merida's suitors features McKidd as MacGuffin, Craig Ferguson as Lord Macintosh and Robbie Coltrane as the cranky Lord Dingwall. And don't miss the first trailer from Brave.