June 14, 2012
Disney*Pixar's "Brave" targets archers this week with a special screening of the epic action adventure on
Sunday, June 17, 2012
by the athletes of Team
, including the archers nominated to the U.S. Olympic Team for Archery. The elite athletes, who will be in
for the third stage of the Archery World Cup (which begins
), will attend the special screening to celebrate the film's protagonist Merida, whose expert archery skills play a pivotal role in her attempts to change her fate in "Brave." The screening takes place five days before "Brave" hits theaters on
Expected to attend are
, as well as Olympic Team alternates
. Many of the U.S.' number one world ranked compound teams are also expected to attend, including athletes
, Jamie Van Natta,
Rodger Willett Jr.
The United States
currently holds number one world rankings in seven out of 10 world ranking categories, and the U.S. men's recurve team, along with Ellison, are widely considered medal contenders for
Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of
, Disney*Pixar's "Brave" follows the heroic journey of Merida (voice of
), a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of
). Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of
) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of
), unleashing chaos in the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of
), she is granted an ill-fated wish and the ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her resources — including her mischievous triplet brothers — to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery. Directed by
, and produced by
, "Brave" is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humor. Opens on
June 22, 2012
, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters. "Brave" is rated PG by the MPAA. For more information, visit
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ABOUT USA ARCHERY
Colorado Springs, Colo.
, the National Archery Association, known today as
Archery, was formed in 1879 to foster and promote the sport of archery.
Archery is the organization recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee for the purpose of selecting and training men's and women's teams to represent the U.S. in Olympic Games, Paralympic Games and Pan American Games.
Archery also selects teams for World Championships and other international competitions annually. Membership in USA Archery is open to everyone involved in all disciplines of archery.
Archery sanctions more than 300 events annually and conducts the U.S. Archery Team Qualifier Series as well as Indoor, Field, Target and Traditional National Championships. For more information visit