Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brave a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voiced by Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voiced by Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voiced by Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voiced by Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voiced by Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (voiced by Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.
Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, Brave is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humor enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The film takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.
We were invited to the Brave Screening in Atlanta, which was shown in 3D. This was Marlee’s first 3D experience, which will make it even more memorable. From the silly little brothers to the startling bear and the magical floating wisps- your eyes won’t leave the screen!
Disney Pixar’s Brave kept the whole family engaged with laughter and gasps of excitement. Throughout Merida’s journey we see her grow and learn about the importance of family bonds and respect for herself. Disney Pixar has outdone itself with the well developed characters and beautiful animation in Brave.
Brave opens nationwide on Friday, June 22. It’s rated PG and has a running time of 95 minutes. This is a definite classic!
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. I was invited to a complimentary screening. All opinions are 100% my own.