Tuesday, March 29, 2011

BRAVE mov(i)e on Pixar's Part

We all know Pixar does amazing work.  Not just in stunning animation and art design, but in terms of storytelling as well.

So I'm really looking forward to the upcoming movie, Brave.

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.

I really like that it's a girl on the quest and that she is seeking the Wise Woman.  Color me sympathetic to the need for strong female characters in stories, especially films, but it just sounds refreshing.

It will be a while before it arrives [June 22, 2012], but I'm  thinking it will be worth the wait.

That's the concept art scattered about, of course.  Personally, I would love it if it continued to have this painting feel to it.

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