New Brave trailer showcases Emma Thompson and Billy Connolly's roles

New Brave trailer showcases Emma Thompson and Billy Connolly's roles

A new trailer for Disney-Pixar's Brave is available, revealing a little more of the Highland-set story line. In it, we see a lot more of the dynamic between impetuous heroine Merida (Kelly Macdonald), her indulgent father King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and more restrictive mother Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). There's also more light shed on the exact nature of Merida's rebellion - she's trying to avoid marrying one of the unappealing sons of Scottish noblemen - and the conflict at the heart of the film, which revolves around a hastily-made wish gone awry (don't they always?).

The film is set for release on Fri 22 Jun in the States; UK audiences will have to wait until Fri 17 Aug. However, Scottish cinema-goers will get a chance to catch the UK premiere of Brave when it closes the Edinburgh International Film Festival on Sat 30 Jun.

Pixar's Brave Trailer #3 720HD


  • 3 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
  • Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson
  • UK release: 3 August 2012

A rebellious Scottish princess defies her mother's marriage plans and unleashes a curse on her fairytale kingdom, then must complete a number of challenges in order to lift it. The kick-ass tomboyishness of Merida and luscious landscapes make up for a wavering story.

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