And that, of course, would be the forthcoming (June of 2012, so forthcoming in a year) “Brave“.
Where “Cars 2″ has caused to arise in me a ginormous “meh” of indifference and disinterest, “Brave” does the exact opposite.
“Brave’, if you hadn’t yet heard, is a fantasy story set in the Scottish Highlands. It stars Pixar’s first female protagonist, a highlander princess who yearns to be an archer.
And then, quite naturally, things apparently go wrong from there.
I won’t share what I’ve read of the plot. (You can catch that on the Wikipedia link above.) I suspect it’s a bit premature to talk about what’s going to happen in a movie that’s to be released a year from now.
But what excites me about this movie is manifold: first, the visuals, if that picture is to be believed, are going to be gorgeous. I love gorgeous visuals. Second, of course, is that the movie is quite clearly a fantasy (or fairy tale, in Disney parlance). Third, and this one is speculative in nature, but I suspect quite strongly that “Brave” will return Pixar to its tradition of providing the total pacakge of quality story-telling, interesting characters, and thought-provoking themes.
What about you? Is there anything you’re looking forward to, right now?