Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Julie Walters, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson
Set among Scotland's legendary rugged Highlands, where epic battles between warring factions have taken on near-mythical proportion comes the Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studio's production of Brave, a fantasy adventure film featuring 3-D animation. Co-written by Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi (who co-wrote The Lion King and Hercules), and jointly directed by Chapman and Mark Andrews, Brave relates the tale of an impetuous and headstrong princess, Merida, who, quite innocently, creates chaos and upheaval in the kingdom by offending the Lords of the Land with her audacity. Merida's quest to atone for her actions form the foundation of the film.
Brave features a standout cast of actors providing the character voices, including Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane, Craig Ferguson and John Ratzenberger. Ratzenberger will be making his 13th appearance in a Pixar production. Scottish composer Patrick Doyle ensures the sound track will be "heavily-Celtic" in flavor, appropriate given the setting.
The voice of Princess Merida was originally Reese Witherspoon but was changed to Kelly Macdonald because of scheduling issues.