Expect a Great Story, Animation in Disney Pixar’s ‘Brave’
By Jessica Lin
Pixar’s back! This season, the studio known for its heart wrenching animations returns with “Brave,” a decidedly feminist tale for modern little girls about a Princess who does all she can to refuse what completes most fairy tales—the storybook wedding.
The synopsis of the movie hints at a reckless choice Merida makes which she must then set right; however, the actual trailer reveals very little about the actual plot of the movie. Nevertheless the expectations are high for Pixar’s new film. Judging from animations alone, the characters are wonderfully drawn and the vivid colors should delight most movie-viewers.
The cast itself has also generated some buzz. Kelly McDonald, who people may know best from her role in either “Transpotting” or “Nanny McPhee,” joins the list of Disney princesses by voicing the main protagonist, Princess Merida. Joining her from her “Nanny McPhee” days is Emma Thompson, who voices Merida’s mother, the powerful yet conventional Queen Elinor. McDonald and Thompson will be supported by popular actors such as Billy Connolly, Robbie Coltrane, and Kevin McKidd.
Though “Brave” itself seems a little bit of a mystery, the name brand itself should create enough curiosity in viewers to step through the theater doors. ”Brave” is in theaters now.