The Bear and the Bow

Infobox Film
name = The Bear and the Bow


caption = Official logo art
director = Brenda Chapman
producer = Katherine Sarafian
writer =
narrator =
starring = Reese Witherspoon
Billy Connolly
Emma Thompson
Julie Walters
John Ratzenberger
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cinematography =
editing =
distributor =
released = December 25, 2011
runtime =
country = USA
language = English
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imdb_id = 1217209

"The Bear and the Bow" is an upcoming computer-animated 3-D film being produced by Pixar Animation Studios and starring the voices of Reese Witherspoon, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson and Julie Walters. It will be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, and is scheduled for release around Christmas 2011. [cite news
title = The Walt Disney Studios Rolls Out Slate of 10 New Animated Motion Pictures Through 2012
publisher = Walt Disney Company, via PRNewswire
date = 2008-04-08
url = http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/04-08-2008/0004789174&EDATE=
accessdate = 2008-04-08
]

Premise

In mythical Scotland, Merida (Reese Witherspoon), a member of the royal family, decides to give up her family name for her dream of becoming an archer. Merida makes some kind of reckless choices, resulting in the destruction of her father's kingdom and her mother's life. Merida then struggles to set things right. [PiQ Magazine Issue 4, July 2008 Pg. 23]

Voice cast

*Reese Witherspoon as Princess Merida
*Billy Connolly as King Fergus
*Emma Thompson as Queen Elinor
*Julie Walters as the witch

Also appearing in the film are a 15-foot tall bear and Merida's younger brothers (who are triplets).

Background

The film, Pixar's first fairy tale, is a combination of director Brenda Chapman's love of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, as well as a reflection on raising her daughter.cite news | author = Eric Vespe | title = Quint discusses the Pixar half of the Disney Animation Presentation! UP! WALL-E! TOY STORY 3! NEWT! THE BEAR & THE BOW! | publisher = Ain't It Cool News | date = 2008-04-09 | url = http://www.aintitcool.com/node/36333 | accessdate=2008-04-09]

ee also

*List of animated feature-length films

References

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