• Brave (2012)

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Release Date: June 22nd, 2012

DVD Release Date: November 13th, 2012

PG |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Merida (Kelly Macdonald), the impetuous but courageous daughter of Scottish King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), is a skilled archer who wants to carve out her own path in life. Her defiance of an age-old tradition angers the Highland lords and leads to chaos in the kingdom. Merida seeks help from an eccentric witch (Julie Walters), who grants her an ill-fated wish. Now, Merida must discover the true meaning of courage and undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Sally Kinghorn

Director: Mark Andrews , Brenda Chapman

Genres: Animated , Comedy , Children , Adventure

Production Co: Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Studios

Distributors: Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney

Keywords: Underdog , Intense , Rise ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Satisfying and spirited and laced with humor. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This is less a film in the lustrous Pixar tradition than a Disney fairy tale told with Pixar's virtuosity. As such, it's enjoyable, consistently beautiful, fairly conventional, occasionally surprising and ultimately disappointing. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Visually stunning and strongly voiced, but doesn't take any real risks. show more

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Winner Animated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Winner Animated Feature Film
Winner Best Animated Feature Film