Watch the first scene from Pixar's Brave now!

You've seen the trailer and the concept art — now check out the very first scene from Pixar's supernatural Scotland flick Brave. In this 148-second clip, Princess Merida flaunts her archery skills before the awestruck masses. Here's the official synopsis:


Merida [Kelly Macdonald] 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 June 22.


James Whitbrook

Whilst there's little to go off in terms of how the story will go, man, this is an outstanding looking film. It's to be expected with Pixar films - say what you will about Cars 2's middling nature, but it's still gorgeous looking - but hot damn, that bit at the end in slo-mo had my mouth slowly dropping open.