Pixar has been developing a new animated film called 'The Bear and the Bow' which was an unannounced project until the director of 'UP' Pete Doctor made a premature reference to it in an interview in which he pretty much said one of the new films they have been discussing was 'Brave'. This brave film is 'The Bear and the bow'.
The movie is set to be released Winter of 2011 and is being directed by Brenda Chapman who also directed DreamWorks first animated feature 'The Prince of Egypt'. The movie is being billed as Pixar's first fairy tale. The story centers on a Scottish Princess named Merida who will be voiced by Reese Witherspoon. Merida is a “impetuous, tangle-haired Merida, though a daughter of royalty, who would prefer to make her mark as a great archer.”
This description comes from a Disney Press release:
A rugged and mythic Scotland is the setting for Pixar's action-adventure "The Bear and the Bow." The impetuous, tangle-haired Merida, though a daughter of royalty, would prefer to make her mark as a great archer. A clash of wills with her mother compels Merida to make a reckless choice, which unleashes unintended peril on her father's kingdom and her mother's life. Merida struggles with the unpredictable forces of nature, magic and a dark, ancient curse to set things right. Director Brenda Chapman ("The Prince of Egypt," "The Lion King") and the storytelling wizards of Pixar conjure humor, fantasy and excitement in this rich Highland tale.
This sounds like it will be a pretty awesome movie! I love this kind of stuff! It is exciting to see Pixar travel into the realm of magic, kingdoms, Scottish lore, dark ancient curses, and forces of nature.
So!? Are you excited for this film or what?
Sources: Pixarblog , Pixarwikia