Summer 2012 sees the release of Pixar's next animation - the first with a female lead character, and the first with a princess. The synopsis sounds promising - this is not a traditional Disney princess. She's skilled, courageous, and an agent of change not a passive recipient of fate waiting for her man. I hope it lives up to its promise.
'Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brave, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land. Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.'
There's a taster trailer here.