“Harry Potter” stars lend their voices in new animated Pixar production “Brave”
Several of the cast members from the Harry Potter series have given life to a new animated motion picture by Pixar studios titled, Brave. Although with so many highly talented British actors involved in one film series the likes and size of Harry Potter, we can expect many future projects to feature two or even three former cast members working together, but in this film, there will be four former witches and wizards together.
Kelly Macdonald, whose role in Harry Potter was a very short stint as Helena Ravenclaw (The Grey Lady), is the leading voice as feisty Princess Merida.
Joining MacDonald in the film, are co-stars Emma Thompson [Professor Sybil Trelawney] as Queen Elinor, Robbie Coltrane [Rubeus Hagrid] as Lord Dingwall, and Julie Walters [Molly Weasley] as the Wise Woman.
The film’s synopsis states that ‘Princes Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surely Lord Macintosh, and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.’
Brave is scheduled for release in the UK on August 17, 2012.