First Image of Pixar’s First Princess
Pixar has brought us movies about toys, ants, monsters, superheroes, robots, old men, and cars, but they have never done a movie about a princess. In fact, it might be argued that they’ve never done a movie with a female lead, but that depends on your definition of lead and how you feel about Elastigirl from The Incredibles.
At any rate, Pixar’s 2012 film aims to change all that. It’s called Brave, and here’s how Entertainment Weekly summed it up back in March:
Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). 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 (Julie Walters) 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 (Kevin McKidd), the surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane).
Note that there’s no mention of a love interest, which is heartening; it’ll be good to see what a princess film looks like when it’s not all about hooking up with a prince.
We’re psyched. How about you?