In honor of the Brave teaser attached to digital projection versions of Cars 2 now in theaters, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios are presenting an official good first look at Merida, the heroine in their next film, Brave (formerly The Bear and the Bow). Although Entertainment Weekly is debuting the image in their latest issue, we have been very fortunate to acquire an online version of the image in glorious high resolution. We’re so happy to be able to share this image with you, in fact, that we are presenting it in the same resolution we received it, which is larger than what we typically share.
The rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland serve as the backdrop for Brave, a new tale that joins the land’s ancient lore — stories of epic battles and mystical legends passed down for generations. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, Brave is the grand adventure of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer who confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts to discover the true meaning of courage. The film also features the voices of Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane. Brave, full of heart, memorable characters and Pixar’s signature humor, takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.
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