Disney-Pixar have released two new mock advertorial pieces for the forthcoming Brave, Pixar’s first film to feature a strong female lead. Some elements of the clip are familiar, but it is a nice little piece showcasing the character at the start of her arc. In the first clip, it’s a campaign to get more men wearing kilts, while the second is a record commercial parody for bagpipes. Scottish stereotypes be damned!
Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney•Pixar’s Brave follows the heroic journey of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and 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), unleashing chaos in the kingdom.
Brave will be debut in Australia on 11 June 2012 at the Sydney Film Festival, with Billy Connolly appearing as a guest. It will be in general release from 21 June 2012 and 22 June 2012 in the US from Disney.