- 100 min
- Directed by: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
- Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson
- UK release: 3 August 2012
- Website: disney.go.com/brave/
A rebellious Scottish princess defies her mother's marriage plans and unleashes a curse on her fairytale kingdom, then must complete a number of challenges in order to lift it. The kick-ass tomboyishness of Merida and luscious landscapes make up for a wavering story.
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Hot 100 2012: Brave11 Dec 2012
Pixar's first foray onto Scottish soil was one of the cultural events of the year
Just casting a glance over the 2012 edition of our annual Hot 100, you can see how pervasive Brave’s influence is. Kelly Macdonald (Hot 100 #3) and Billy Connolly (#51) took leading roles as Highland princess Merida and her father King Fergus…
Brave26 Jun 2012
Beautifully realised Scottish-set animation from Pixar, featuring Kelly Macdonald and Emma Thompson
Historians might chafe at the vague approximation of medieval clan politics, and linguists query the anachronistic slang, but on the whole you’d have to be a paranoid curmudgeon indeed to take offence at this much-vaunted trip to Scotland by Pixar…
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012 Day Planner25 Jun 2012
Day-by-day highlights of the 2012 EIFF
List film editor Gail Tolley selects the highlights of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. You can catch every one of these films in the order they’re listed.
Pixar's Brave offers welcome relief from tired fairytale cliches19 Jun 2012
Long awaited Scottish-set animation has feisty heroine and real Scottish accents
Scotland-set animation Brave finally rolls into town amid a fanfare of hype and publicity. But what can we really expect from Pixar’s latest film?
New Brave trailer showcases Emma Thompson and Billy Connolly's roles24 Apr 2012
A new trailer for Disney-Pixar's Brave is available, revealing a little more of the Highland-set story line. In it, we see a lot more of the dynamic between impetuous heroine Merida (Kelly Macdonald), her indulgent father King Fergus (Billy Connolly…
Disney Pixar's Brave to premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival13 Mar 2012
The highly-anticipated family film to close EIFF
Disney Pixar's Brave has been announced as the film that will close the 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival. The screening will also double as the film's premiere, following a similar slot by Pixar's last release, Toy Story 3, in 2011. Brave…
New Pixar film Brave set in Scottish highlands17 Nov 2011
Stars Kelly MacDonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson and Robbie Coltrane
Pixar – the CG animation powerhouse behind hits such as Finding Nemo, Up and Wall-E – are turning their attention to Scottish shores for their next feature, Brave. Due to be released on Fri 22 Jun 2012, it stars Kelly Macdonald as the voice of Merida, a…
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