When Disney and Pixar work on a project together, you might want to pay attention.  With movies like Wall-E and Up under their belts, these films are no longer just for kids, and at times probe at deeper meanings like consumerism and divorce.  With the release of ‘Brave’ on June 22, 2012, these two studios will attempt to tell the story of a feisty young princess named Merida, and how her will and determination will save a kingdom.  As always, let us know what you think in the comments section below.

-Synopsis: 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 (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson).

Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of Julie Walters) 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.

-David Griffin (Follow @griffinde on Twitter)

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