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Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

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Merida (voice)
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Fergus (voice)
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Elinor (voice)
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The Witch (voice)
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Lord Dingwall (voice)
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Lord Macintosh (voice)
Sally Kinghorn ...
Maudie (voice)
Eilidh Fraser ...
Maudie (voice)
Peigi Barker ...
Young Merida (voice)
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Young Macintosh (voice)
Steve Purcell ...
The Crow (voice)
Callum O'Neill ...
Wee Dingwall (voice)
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Martin (voice)
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Gordon (voice)
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Storyline

Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, "Brave" features Merida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Merida makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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Change your fate.


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Rated PG for some scary action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 June 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Bear and the Bow  »

Box Office

Budget:

$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$66,323,594 (USA) (22 June 2012)

Gross:

$237,282,182 (USA) (11 January 2013)
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Trivia

The reference to a long lost kingdom from days past where there was a king and he had 4 sons is a reference to the early French ruler Clovis, who had 4 sons and upon his death split the region of Gaul (modern day France) into 4 parts, one for each son to rule. See more »

Goofs

After Mor'du gets crushed by a large piece of stone, and the sun is rising, Merida removes the tapestry from Angus to place over her mother, who is still a bear, in hope to break the spell. Angus also appears to be in the circle of stones, yet, in the shot that views everyone in the circle of stones from above, Angus is nowhere in sight. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Queen Elinor: Where are you? Come out! Come out! Come on out! I'm coming to get you!
Queen Elinor: [young Merida laughs as she hides under the table] Where are you, you little rascal? I'm coming to get you!
Queen Elinor: [Elinor looks under the table but Merida quickly moves to hide somewhere else] Hmm. Where is my little birthday girl, hm? I'm going to gobble her up when I find her!
Queen Elinor: [Merida comes up behind Elinor and goes to run away but Elinor catches her] Eat you!
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Crazy Credits

When Mor'du is killed towards the end of the film he turns into a will o' the wisp and we realise that they are the spirit of the dead. During the credits a will o' the wisp appears over the credit "dedicated with love and gratitude to Steve Jobs, our partner, mentor and friend." See more »

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Referenced in Mad: I Am Lorax/Modern Family Circus (2012) See more »

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Touch the Sky
Music by Alex Mandel
Lyrics by Mark Andrews and Alex Mandel
Performed by Julie Fowlis
Produced by Jim Sutherland with Éamon Doorley and Julie Fowlis
Julie Fowlis and Éamon Doorley appear courtesy of Machair Records
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A Simple Magic
5 August 2012 | by (Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines) – See all my reviews

The reason why Pixar movies are so special not only because of the filmmaking but also because of their creative high concepts and their heartfelt messages. They have their own kind of magic. Brave has it all but it sometimes feel different. The story is good but the idea is not as mind boggling as their other films. The only thing remains intact here is the heart. Despite from all that, it's still a wonderful film. But some might still be disappointed.

Brave has a little originality to its story. We don't see anything very intriguing but the wisps. The rest is something that we've already seen in other animated movies. But the film obviously points out at the message. Pixar finally returns at bringing genuine emotions after the Cars 2 fiasco last year, but this film doesn't go deeper until the third act. The movie is plodded with too much humor in the intro which it delays to the main plot. It's better when it finally goes to the story.

Some might still complain about being different to the usual Pixar animation. It is different and indeed feels more like a standard Disney animated film than Pixar. The main reason is the lack of high concepts. This is probably the least interesting concept among the others, but again it is more about the heart. The animation just got better. The visuals are undeniably gorgeous and it's enough for making this worth watching. The cast gave plenty of personality to their roles. The score is wonderful and exciting.

Overall, it's a great movie but it's kind of out of place as a Pixar film because it doesn't have any intriguing ideas like toys coming to life, daily life of monsters, a superhero family, a flying house, rats can cook, etc. But the heart is still there and it works effectively. Maybe they wanted to try to be basic and leave the high concepts for a while. For now, we have a heartwarming tale about family. The filmmaking is without a doubt well done. The animation looks great. Pixar never fail at making good movies. Since this is not their best, at least they gave us something sweeter and absolutely beautiful.


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