It’s good to see Pixar ditching the sequels and channeling their talents into an original tale and despite an initial reluctance what I’m seeing is winning me over slowly.

There’s a new poster and trailer online today which is certainly eye-catching and features a bow-slinging Princess Merida, voiced by Kelly Macdonald with Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane in support.

The new trailer comes from Walt Disney Australia and is more of a complete movie clip than a trailer in the conventional sense but it’s well worth a look.

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The new poster comes to us from the iTunes trailer page, asdoes a HD version of the clip above.

And thanks to the people at Upcoming Pixar who pointed us to the official site for Brave site which has a load of beautiful images and a whole host of stuff to dive into. This is how you do a movie website. Click on the image below to go there.

Here’s  a synopsis to enlighten.

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida 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).