We’ve seen a handful of brilliant things so far from Pixar’s Brave, due out in cinemas this summer, all of which point to the studio having another big success on their hands.

Introducing a new part of the advertising campaign is the first character spot, giving us a bit of background for the lead character, Merida, in ‘Brave’ Stories: Merida, courtesy of Yahoo Movies.

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida (Kelly Macdonald) is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Merida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Merida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman (Julie Walters) and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Merida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), the surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane).”

Co-directed by Mark Andrews (head of story on The Incredibles) and Brenda Chapman (The Prince of Egypt), the film features a fantastic voice cast that includes the likes of Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, and Craig Ferguson.

And on top of the brilliance that is sure to be the main feature, the film will also have the Oscar-nominated short, La Luna, attached before it, which should be the icing on the cake.

Brave is due to open in US cinemas on 22nd June, and will be released here in the UK a little later on 17th August, so we’ve all still got a little while to wait yet, but it should be more than worth it. Here’s the first character spot to tie you down for a little while. No doubt it’s the first of more to come, and we’ll be bringing them to you as and when they do.