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The Legend of Mor'du (2012) (Video)
short featuring some of the characters of Brave


Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Fergus says, "Guess who's coming to dinner?"
The Wicker Man (1973)
The witch's message to Merida (when she and her mother go to the cottage and find it empty) says that the witch is not home because she's attending the Wicker Man festival in Summerisle.
Labyrinth (1986)
The dialogue and voice of the Witch as she offers carvings to Merida recalls the Junk Lady's offering toys to Sarah in "Labyrinth."
Aladdin (1992)
When the triplets are stealing cakes it mimics the market scene where Aladdin and Abu steal a melon from a fruit vender.
Toy Story (1995)
The Pizza Planet truck is portrayed as a wood carving in the Witch's woodwork shop.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
The will-o'-the-wisps in Brave recall the guiding kodama forest spirits in Princess Mononoke. Both films end with an appearance of their respective spirit. Merida shoots arrows on horseback as a deliberate visual nod to Prince Ashitaka doing the same.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
A relief carving of Sulley is visible in the Witch's cottage.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
In the scene of Merida's day off, she can be seen charging through the forest on horseback, shooting arrows at pre-installed targets. The set-up is very similar (and in a few instances identical) to the scene in Lara Croft Raider: The Cradle of Life where Lara gallops through the woods and shoots targets with a shotgun.
Brother Bear (2003)
A major subplot is the same, and the line "Sorry. I don't speak bear," is used in the same context.
Monsters University (2013)
A relief carving of Sulley is visible in the Witch's cottage.
Dream Big Princess (2016) (TV Movie)
Disney princesses in this programmes

Referenced in 

Midnight Screenings: Bad Teacher/Cars 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Irving mentions the trailer.
Midnight Screenings: Spy Kids 4D: All the Time in the World (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Animation Lookback: Top 5 Best & Worst Animated Films of 2011 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as an upcoming 2012 animated film.
The Simpsons: Ned 'N' Edna's Blend (2012) (TV Episode)
Rod gets a temporary tattoo with "a sassy young princess who speaks her mind".
Cupcake Wars: Cupcake Champions: Pixar's Brave (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Midnight Screenings: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter/Brave (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Mad: I Am Lorax/Modern Family Circus (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as Pixar's first movie with a heroine.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.167 (2012) (TV Episode)
Fake headline says that Abe Lincoln got blown away in theaters by the film
Foxfur (2012)
Billboard advertising this film.
The Big Review: Episode #1.7 (2012) (TV Episode)
The film was reviewed.
The Nostalgia Chick: Supergirl (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned when discussing heroines in modern films
Mad: The Blunder Games/The Poop-seidon Adventure (2012) (TV Episode)
Katniss punches Merida and snatches her bow.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.24 (2012) (TV Episode)
Trick-or-treater costumed as Merida
Disneycember: Cars 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
A poster is shown at the end.
Midnight Screenings: The Worst Films of 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jake puts this film at #10, despite liking the movie as a whole.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.72 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Billy Connolly had a voice role in the film
Revealed: Golden Globe Winners (2013) (TV Episode)
Mark Andrews discusses his Golden Globe win.
Arrow: Betrayal (2013) (TV Episode)
Cyrus Vanch says, "Lose the bow, Merida" to Arrow; referencing the main character of the movie who also carries a bow.
Shameless: Cascading Failures (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Kanye West (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Seth on Weekend Update
Mad: Jacks the Giant Slayers/The Most Beautiful Voice (2013) (TV Episode)
Merida was seen on display at Crate & Arrow.
Jeopardy!: Episode #30.33 (2013) (TV Episode)
incorrect response in "The New York Times Movie Reviews" category
Frozen (2013)
A Merida doll can be seen in Anna's bedroom
Midnight Screenings: My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (2014) (TV Episode)
"This girl makes the character from Brave look like Mulan."
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2014) (Video Game)
Features the world and characters
The Chase: Episode #4.2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Incorrect answer.
DVTV: Alice Nellis (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Alice Nellis.
AniMat's Reviews: Inside Out (2015) (TV Episode)
An improved Pixar film released during their "nasty case of 'sequelitus'".
Honest Game Trailers: Disney Infinity (2015) (TV Episode)
Merida figurine appears
AniMat's Reviews: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
AniMat describes Dennis' design as "a disfigured version of the triplets from Brave".
Honest Game Trailers: Assassin's Creed Unity (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Arrow: Brotherhood (2015) (TV Episode)
Daimain calls Speedy "Merida" when he confronts her.
Monkey Up (2016)
The monkey in Monkey up says to the little girl, "You know that movie Brave? It's loosely based on my life."
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as the correct answer to a question about the Oscar®-winning animated movie in which Princess Merida is the main character.
Family Guy: The New Adventures of Old Tom (2016) (TV Episode)
Video game case of this film is seen at the background when Peter is playing a video game at the mall
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.72 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer to a question about the 2010 animated movie in which Margo, Edith and Agnes are orphans asked when Monique and the Chaser go head to head.
500 Questions: Episode #2.4 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Animated Films" category
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: The (Not Disney) Collection (2016) (TV Episode)
Alex Bolton mentions it. Also, poster is shown.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.4 (2016) (TV Episode)
incorrect response in "Entertaining Redheads" category
Nostalgia Critic: Does PG Mean Anything Anymore? (2016) (TV Episode)
among Pixar films the Critic thinks are bad
Honest Trailers: Moana (2017) (TV Episode)
Picture of Merida is shown
Nostalgia Critic: Balto (2017) (TV Episode)
among animated films "ruined" by having a bear in them
A Gray State (2017)
Title and character shown on toy at birthday party.
Nostalgia Critic: Norm of the North (2017) (TV Episode)
poster shown
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: The Gummy Bear Movie (2017) (TV Episode)
Alex Bolton mentions this film
DuckTales: The Missing Links of Moorshire! (2018) (TV Episode)
The Stone Circle seen in this episode resembles the one seen in Brave.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: How to Piss Off Sesame Street (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
LEGO The Incredibles (2018) (Video Game)
Merida is a playable character in the game.
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
Merida makes an appearance.

Featured in 

AniMat's Reviews: Cars 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
AniMat expects Brave to be amazing after the disappointment of Cars 2. Clip briefly shown.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Cars 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Trailer shown when Count Sigeeyai pull up the video
The Bachelorette: Episode #8.6 (2012) (TV Episode)
Emily takes the guys to see Brave and numerous scenes are shown
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #8.247 (2012) (TV Episode)
A clip is featured during Kelly Macdonald's interview
The Big Review: Summer Trailer Park Series (2012) (TV Episode)
The film was discussed, and the trailer was played.
AniMat's Reviews: Brave (2012) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Brave (2012) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Maltin on Movies: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Disneycember: Brave (2012) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during introduction.
Animation Lookback: Top 5 Best & Worst Animated Films of 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
Fourth best animated film of 2012.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
Film Brain rambles on about why he didn't like this movie
70th Golden Globe Awards (2013) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
Inside Pixar (2013) (TV Movie)
Short clip shown
The Oscars (2013) (TV Special)
Nomination presentation for best animated film.
The Nostalgia Chick: Nostalgia Chick & Rantasmo: Disney Needs More Gay (2013) (TV Episode)
points out that Merida didn't have nor needed a love interest
Nostalgia Critic: What's with the Princess Hate? (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown
AniMat's Reviews: The Croods (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat says The Croods' beginning used a plot element from the beginning of this film, and says Eep is a cardboard copy of Merida. Clip briefly shown.
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 5 (2013) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 6 (2013) (TV Episode)
Number 10 in the top 10 best Pixar movies.
Dream Me Up Scotty! (2013) (TV Movie)
Footage from this is included as an example of Scottish accents on screen.
The Oscars (2014) (TV Special)
Animated heroes presentation.
The Propaganda Game (2015)
Shown on television.
Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special (2016) (TV Movie)
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Disney Princess Conspiracies (2016) (TV Episode)
mentions Merida not having a boyfriend either, when discussing Elsa staying single
Pixar's Greatest Moments (2016)
Clips shown
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Pixar Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.


Braveheart (1995)
The title, and one man has half of his face painted blue

Spoofed in 

Robot Chicken: Stone Cold Steve Cold Stone (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit with Merida
Robot Chicken: Never Forget (2018) (TV Episode)
Merida and Queen Elinor in bear form appear on Date My Mom.

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