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Your First Look at Pixar's "Brave"

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    A sweeping Scottish epic with a scrappy ginger heroine front and center (voiced by "Boardwalk Empire" star Kelly McDonald) who must help save her father's kingdom. Opens June 22, 2012. (Published Monday, Jun 27, 2011)

    One of the complaints made about Pixar (other than the general awfulness of the entire "Cars" world) is that they've never, ever had a female lead.

    Well, next summer, that's all going to change. The animation powerhouse has just released their first look at "Brave," a sweeping Scottish epic with a scrappy ginger heroine front and center (voiced by "Boardwalk Empire" star Kelly McDonald, although you don't hear her speak in the teaser).

    "Brave" Trailer

    [NATL] "Brave" Trailer
    A sweeping Scottish epic with a scrappy ginger heroine front and center (voiced by "Boardwalk Empire" star Kelly McDonald) who must help save her father's kingdom. Opens June 22, 2012. (Published Monday, Jun 27, 2011)

    It looks impressive, but that's not really such a surprise considering the source. Is this a kid-friendly "Game of Thrones"? How awesome would that be? 

    We'll be happy if "Brave" gets Pixar back to telling layered, intelligent stories on a grand scale and not, you know, trampling all over the entire moral lesson of "Wall-E" by telling kids that gas-guzzling muscle cars are cool and that Larry the Cable Guy is funny.

    "Brave" opnes June 22, 2012.