Latest Brave trailer is rebellious

Pixar has released a new full length trailer for its upcoming animated Highlands adventure, Brave.

This new trailer takes a deeper focus on the protagonist’s relationship with her mother, which seems to be the catalyst for her highly rebellious nature.

This trailer is encouraging. Frankly, the most recent trailers and clips for the film seemed a bit juvenile, making me worry that Pixar still has not recovered its abilities to make a multi-demographic film. However, this new trailer seems aimed at a larger audience, as it showcases some moments which might be more entertaining than the slapstick and toilet humor found in previous material.

In addition, the studio has released this clip from the film:

These triplets appear to be the main source of juvenile humor. Hopefully, they don’t get too much screen time.

The official synopsis is thus:

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.

Brave hits theaters on June 22nd, 2012.