Disney Pixar have shown concept art for 'Brave,' directed by Mark Andrews who replaced Brenda Chapman who is still credited as a co-director.
Reese Witherspoon will no longer voice the movie's heroine, a tomboyish princess named Merida, due to scheduling issues. Instead, the character will now be played by Kelly Macdonald who joins the cast of Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane.
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).
It opens in 3D and 2D theaters on June 22, 2012.