Walt Disney Studios chairman Rich Ross announced today that the studio has set release dates for DisneyPixar’s Monsters, Inc. sequel and the action-adventure Brave (previously titled “The Bear and the Bow”).
Brave, hitting theaters on June 15, 2012, is voiced by Reese Witherspoon, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson and Julie Walters. In the film, the impetuous, tangle-haired Merida, though a daughter of royalty, would prefer to make her mark as a great archer. A clash of wills with her mother compels Merida to make a reckless choice, which unleashes unintended peril on her father’s kingdom and her mother’s life. Merida struggles with the unpredictable forces of nature, magic and a dark, ancient curse to set things right.
The follow-up to Monsters, Inc., which earned $525.4 million worldwide in 2001, is scheduled for November 16, 2012.