Most princesses in the Disney kingdom are, well, princesses. They are concerned with things like dresses and jewelry and balls and finding Prince Charming. Merida, the main character in Pixar’s Brave, breaks the royal mold.
Mark Andrews, who co-directed Brave, calls Merida the anti-princess. Andrews told My San Antonio:
“She isn’t your typical princess. She’s your anti-princess. She doesn’t wear nice clothes except in a couple of scenes when her strict mom, Queen Elinor, makes her do it for special functions. She’s an active and action-oriented person. She wants to get out in the outdoors of the Highlands, escaping from castle life and exploring the woods.”
Andrews isn’t the only one who thinks that Princess Merida sticks out like a sore thumb when lined up alongside with Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, and Princess Jasmine. Kelly Macdonald, who voices Princess Merida, found it very amusing that the red haired princesses will one day be a character at Disney World.
“I just thought, ‘My goodness! There’s eventually going to be a Merida doing her thing (at Disney World). The people that they cast to be the characters and wear the costumes at Disneyland have to do the accent, so somebody at Disneyland is going to be doing me. Some American girl will have to do my accent. It kind of blows my mind, really.”
Here’s the trailer for Pixar’s Brave.
Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Craig Ferguson, Kevin McKidd and Robbie Coltrane will also lend their voices to the new Pixar film.
Pixar’s Brave is scheduled to hit theaters on June 22, 2012.
Are you excited to see Pixar’s Brave? What’s your favorite Pixar movie?