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Trailer Watch: Pixar's 'Brave' Will Be One of the Summer's Top Performers

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 12, 2012 at 2:03PM

Why isn't "Brave" showing at Cannes? Because it's set to open the Edinburgh Film Festival instead just after its June 22 stateside release. Pixar's 13th film and first fairy tale, "Brave," is sure to be yet another top box office performer by summer's end,
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Pixar's "Brave"
Pixar's "Brave"

Why isn't "Brave" showing at Cannes? Because the Scotland-set film will open the Edinburgh Film Festival just after its June 22 stateside release. I saw half an hour of Pixar's 13th film and first fairy tale, which will prove to be yet another top box office performer by summer's end. That's partly because in a summer of sequels and familar brand names, "Brave" will pop as one of the few originals. It's written by Irene Mecchi ("The Lion King") and co-director Brenda Chapman ("The Prince of Egypt"). "John Carter" writer Mark Andrews also co-directs.

Another thing: have you noticed how many archers are in movies these days, from Katniss Everdeen to Hawkeye? And Legolas will be back in "The Hobbit," and, eventually, Neytiri in "Avatar 2."

Here's a new trailer from "Brave": meet the family.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.