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Disney/Pixar Brave Movie

Updated on April 6, 2013

Disney/Pixar "Brave" Movie Stars Princess Merida

"Brave," the Disney/Pixar movie that was originally scheduled to be called "The Bear and the Bow," will be released June 22, 2012. The animated film is about a female archer named Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) who creates turmoil in her parents' kingdom and then sets out on a quest to set things right.

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Pixar's 13th Animated Movie

First to feature a female protagonist

Brave will be Pixar Animation Studios' thirteenth animated feature film. The film will be written by Brenda Chapman, who has worked on several of Disney's animated films, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King, where she served as head of story, overseeing the writers and the artists. Set in Scotland, the film marks Pixar's first fairy tale and its first picture starring a female protagonist.

The film was originally scheduled to be released on June 15, 2012, but Pixar moved it back one week to June 22, 2012.

Entertainment Weekly describes the storyline this way:

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Merida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Merida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Merida's quest - and serving as comic relief - are the kingdom's three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin, the surly Lord Macintosh, and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall.

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Disney/Pixar "Brave" Movie Characters

"Brave" will feature the following cast of characters:

* Kelly Macdonald: Princess Merida

* Billy Connolly: King Fergus

* Emma Thompson: Queen Elinor

* Julie Walters: Witch

* Kevin McKidd: Lord MacGuffin

* Craig Ferguson: Lord Macintosh

* Robbie Coltrane: Lord Dingwall

* John Ratzenberger: Unknown

* Frank Welker: Animals' vocal effects (uncredited)

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