Pixar's Brave

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEHWDA_6e3M&w=560&h=315] The trailer for Pixar's Brave is now out! After recent movies like Toy Story and Up, which, while being completely awesome, suffered from a distinct lack of female characters, it is wonderful to finally see a Pixar movie that puts a bold young girl in center stage.

The narrative of the trailer seems a bit cliche (she doesn't want to be ladylike! She wants to fight and be awesome!), but you can't really tell much about the quality of a story from its trailer. The trailer for Tangled made me avoid seeing it for a while, and when I finally watched, it became my favourite Disney movie. And even if the heroine of Brave comes across like a character we've seen a few times before, the trailer still excites all kinds of squee in me. Awesome Scottish girl with crazy red hair! Horse riding! Bows and arrows! Mountain climbing! Girl fighting for freedom! Magic and monsters!

It looks like it's going to be a wonderful adventure movie, reminiscent of the novels of Tamora Pierce, and I for one can't wait to see it.