Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald) 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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Brenda Chapman (story by), Mark Andrews (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kelly Macdonald ... Merida (voice)
Billy Connolly ... Fergus (voice)
Emma Thompson ... Elinor (voice)
Julie Walters ... The Witch (voice)
Robbie Coltrane ... Lord Dingwall (voice)
Kevin McKidd ... Lord MacGuffin / Young MacGuffin (voice)
Craig Ferguson ... Lord Macintosh (voice)
Sally Kinghorn Sally Kinghorn ... Maudie (voice)
Eilidh Fraser Eilidh Fraser ... Maudie (voice)
Peigi Barker Peigi Barker ... Young Merida (voice)
Steven Cree ... Young Macintosh (voice)
Steve Purcell Steve Purcell ... The Crow (voice)
Callum O'Neill Callum O'Neill ... Wee Dingwall (voice)
Patrick Doyle ... Martin (voice)
John Ratzenberger ... Gordon (voice)
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Storyline

Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, this movie features Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald), an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of Queen Elinor (Dame Emma Thompson). 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Change your fate.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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The third highest grossing animated movie of 2012, after Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012). It is, however, the highest grossing animated non-sequel of 2012. See more »

Goofs

One of the lord's sons says he battered many Romans on the beach. The Romans had ceased to be players in the British Isles, centuries before the time of the movie. See more »

Quotes

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

Alternate Versions

Also released in 3D version See more »

Connections

References Labyrinth (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Learn Me Right
Written, Arranged, and Produced by Mumford & Sons
Performed by Birdy with Mumford & Sons
Birdy appears courtesy of Warner Music UK Limited
Mumford & Sons appears courtesy of Gentleman of the Road under exclusive license to Universal Island Records, Glassnote Entertainment Group, Co-operative Music and Dew Process Pty Ltd.
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Amazing movie. Completely underestimated.
7 June 2012 | by AustinOswaldSee all my reviews

After last years Cars 2, many began to underestimate Pixar and believed that it would begin to fall out of the radar. Well this movie will definitely prove them wrong. This movie was a visually stunning masterpiece with a great story. Even before the movie started it was exciting because of the unique and creative short La Luna along with the Monsters University teaser trailer. If you are reading this and haven't seen the movie yet make sure you STAY TILL THE END OF THE CREDITS for just a little scene about something that happened earlier in the movie. Thanks to everyone at Pixar studios for creating a true masterpiece!


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bear and the Bow See more »

Filming Locations:

Emeryville, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,323,594, 24 June 2012

Gross USA:

$237,283,207

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$538,983,207
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Datasat | Dolby Surround 7.1 | SDDS | Dolby Digital | D-Cinema 96kHz Dolby Surround 7.1 | D-Cinema 48kHz Dolby Surround 7.1 | D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 96kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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