By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jun 19, 2012 10:30 AM
"Some say our destiny is tied to the land, as much a part of us as we are of it. Others say fate is woven together like a cloth, so that one's destiny intertwines with many others. It's the one thing we search for, or fight to change. Some never find it. But there are some who are led."
We are only 4 days away from the theatrical release of Disney·Pixar’s newest feature film, Brave!
An adventurous tale that takes place in the mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Brave follows the heroic journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor.
Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land. Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish.
The ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her skills and resources—including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers—to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late, and discover the meaning of true bravery.
It is no small task to capture the fiery spirit and softness of heart of Pixar’s first female protagonist, but Disney Store has done just that with our gorgeous Limited Edition Merida Doll* (SRP $99.50).
Available worldwide in stores and online this Friday, June 22, the LE Merida Doll is truly an exquisite piece that brings the vibrant energy of Merida to life.
I absolutely love the expression on the LE Merida Doll. She looks incredibly determined and slightly mischievous, as we know she yearns to preserve her freedom and independence despite the wishes of her parents.
My favorite feature by far, however, is her hair. Pixar technical directors Bill Wise and Steve May and their team spent years working on an entirely new hair simulator to achieve the fluid curls and impressive volume of Merida’s hair in the film. Our artists here at Disney Store were able to conquer the same feat with our LE Merida Doll!
“Merida’s hair is wild and alive, and it becomes a character of its own. I think it suits her so well because it’s untamed, just like her. Her mother is constantly trying to comb it and put a wimple [head covering] on top of it, and she’s having none of it.” – Kelly Macdonald, voice of Merida
Be sure to head over to your local Disney Store and DisneyStore.com to check out our complete Brave Collection, and on June 22nd be there to experience Brave in theaters!
How many of you are planning to purchase the LE Merida Doll and see the movie? Which character is your favorite?
*Available June 22 worldwide, in stores and online. Limited Edition of 7,000.
North America & Europe (select stores in UK, FR, ES, IT, IE and PT)
US $99.50 | Canada $109.50 | UK £60 | Europe 70€