Synopsis via Collider where you can see stills from the film — which debuts next summer:
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).
Huffpo is all excited over the element that means the least; the protagonist’s gender:
But there’s one place the fearless studio hasn’t gone: for all their strong female characters, the studio has never had a lead female protagonist. That’s about to change.
Pixar has released the poster for their next film, “Brave,” the tale of a warrior princess from Scotland. First appearing at Entertainment Weekly, the film is about a tough Scottish princess who eschews royalty for her dream to become an archer. Voiced by Kelly MacDonald, the film is due to hit theaters June 22, 2012.
No doubt the movie will be better thanks to the lead not having a penis. And if she were an American Indian lesbian paraplegic with a learning disability, the film might be an outright masterpiece!
ADDED: I’ve just been informed “Toy Story’s” Woody had no penis. I think my point still stands.