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(2012)

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Anachronisms 

Angus seems to be a Shire or a Clydesdale, But neither of these breeds existed during the time period Brave was set in.
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Continuity 

When Merida hops on her horse and takes her "day off" she is wearing a royal blue dress. However, when she climbs the rock next to the falls, and on the top of the rock, her dress is dark green. When she goes back home, she is wearing a blue dress again.
In the shooting competition, when Merida shoots her own arrow, the slow motion sequence shows that the arrow traces a small damage to her cheek. In the next scene in the castle the damage is gone again.
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Errors in geography 

During the rock-climbing/waterfall sequence, the circling birds sound like red-tailed hawks which are native to North America.
In the falconry scene, one of the birds is a Harris's Hawk which is native to the Americas.

Factual errors 

Merida's bow appears to be a double recurved self-wood type such as was used in the Great Plains area of North America during the 19th century. She also carries a quiver. Neither of these were used in any part of medieval Britain; bows were always self-wood (made of a single piece of timber) made without re-curves, while arrows for immediate use were carried tucked into the belt. At one point Merida carries an arrow in her mouth in order to follow up very quickly with a second shot - this was typical of native Americans of the Plains when hunting on horseback and in warfare. There are historic photographs by Edward Curtis of Plains warriors using this technique. It is definitely not recorded in medieval Scotland or elsewhere in Britain.
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One of the Lords Sons says he battered many Romans on the beach, but castles like the type Merida lives in with here family only came to Scotland during the Norman period.
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Plot holes 

When Merida and her changed mother escape the castle at night, she is wearing her torn and beat up light blue dress. The next morning when she wakes up, she is wearing a green dress.
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Spoilers

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Continuity 

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.

Miscellaneous 

There was a severe fight between Mor'du and the Queen Eleanor who was a bear then, however, there were no bruises and any marks of cuts when the Queen turned back into a human which is quite incredible as a bear can really hurt a person very badly.
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