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I knew I would love Pixar's BRAVE from the moment I viewed the movie's concept art. BRAVE is the most beautiful and captivating story Pixar has ever told, which is why it is officially my favorite Pixar movie ever made. I enjoyed watching it in the theater twice, and couldn't wait to bring it home on DVD and Blu-ray for my children to enjoy for years to come.
Pixar's Brave Movie Review:
I took all four of my children to see Brave when it came out in theaters. One word of caution, young children may be a little frightened by the bears and a few dark elements of the film.
When I took my children, I had to leave three of them alone after the previews started. My youngest daughter Anna had seen a trailer for Brave and while I wasn't aware, I guess the bears in the trailer scared her. As soon as the trailer for Monsters University came on she freaked out and started screaming.
I took her right outside the theater and talked to her and after a few minutes she calmed down. She was nervous about the entire movie, and then cried again when it got dark and the bear came on the screen. After that, she was fine again until the end. Just a warning!
Pixar's Brave Movie Review For Parents
An original and thrilling journey set in the ancient and magical Highlands of Scotland, BRAVE follows the heroic journey of the headstrong, young adventurer Merida. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida confronts tradition and defies an age-old custom that inadvertently unleashes chaos, and forces her to discover the true meaning of bravery.
A breathtaking adventure that has entertained audiences of all ages, the stunning Blu-ray release of BRAVE includes hours of all-new bonus material, including extraordinary behind the scenes features, extended & deleted scenes, a mysterious and exciting, new short film, ‘The Legend of Mor’du,” and much more!!!
I will start by clearing the air and answering the question I know you're dying to ask. NO, they do NOT wear anything under their kilts!! Why, you ask? Well because there is no need for it. Apparently, kilts are very warm, and the Scottish are no-nonsense kind of folk! Also, it's a lot easier to moon people without undies ;).
We had so much fun learning about the background and the charters of Brave. During the press day they actually had a man come in wearing a kilt, and he taught us all about kilts and what the locals do and wear (you know besides the kilt of course). That's the most amazing thing about Pixar and Disney, they both go above and beyond when it comes to making a film. They immerse themselves in the location, the characters, and the time period. They learn everything they possibly can, so they can provide a real to life (though still fairy tale) story for the viewers. I wish everyone could have an opportunity like the one we were given. I believe it would give people a much greater respect for the movie, the crew, and what goes into a 2 hour film.
Super cool facts about kilts that you probably never wanted to know:
- Each kilt is made of about eight yards of material.
- An average worsted wool kilt weighs around 4.5 to 5 pounds.
- Each handmade kilt takes a total of about 15 hours solid work to complete.
- There are more than 4000 tartans.
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Pixar's Brave Characters
Get to know these beautifully constructed Brave Characters before the movie premiers.
MERIDA (Voice of Kelly Macdonald)
Passionate and fiery, Merida is a headstrong teenager of royal upbringing who is struggling to take control of her own destiny. She feels most at home in the outdoors honing her impressive athletic skills as an archer and swordfighter, and racing across the magnificent Highland countryside with her faithful horse, Angus. With a spirit as vibrant as her untamed hair, Merida also has a softness of heart, especially when it comes to her wee triplet brothers. As the daughter of the King and Queen, her life is weighted with responsibilities and expectations, causing her to yearn to preserve her freedom and independence. When Merida blatantly defies an ancient tradition, the consequences of her actions prove disastrous for the kingdom. She must race against time to make right the result of her reckless behavior, her journey compelling her to look inside to discover the meaning of bravery and reveal her true fate.
QUEEN ELINOR (Voice of Emma Thompson)
A vision of grace, wisdom and strength of character, Queen Elinor is fiercely dedicated to the well being of her family and kingdom. As the measured, diplomatic counterpoint to her more impulsive husband, King Fergus, Elinor carries the weight of the kingdom on her shoulders in order to maintain the fragile peace between the volatile clans. Elinor strives to instill in Merida the knowledge and manner of a royal, expecting complete commitment to Elinor’s standards. But her vision of her daughter’s future is at odds with Merida’s rebellious spirit and desire to forge her own path, which ultimately causes Elinor to face calamitous consequences.
KING FERGUS (Voice of Billy Connolly)
King Fergus is a heroic warrior with a majestic bear cape, broad sword and a knobby peg leg – the result of his much-regaled skirmish with the demon bear Mor’du. His vendetta against the beast who took his leg makes Fergus a ferocious and determined bear hunter, evidenced by a home full of mounted trophies of every size. Protector of his kingdom and family, Fergus has a heart as big as his triplet sons are mischievous and boundless love for his wife, Queen Elinor. But his pride for his first-born daughter Merida is unmatched, and he has gifted her his great skill and passion for the sword and the bow.
Identical triplets Harris, Hubert and Hamish are adorable, redheaded, and always ready to stir up a bit of mischief, especially if sweets are at stake.
Grumpy and quick-tempered, the scrappy Lord Dingwall doesn’t let being height-challenged get in the way of solving his problems with fisticuffs.
Gangly, guileless and often lost in his own head, Wee Dingwall is the awkward son of Lord Dingwall.
Strapping Lord MacGuffin is a man of few words, though his deep voice resounds across the land demanding respect.
YOUNG MACGUFFIN (Voice of Kevin McKidd)
Speaking an uncommon Scottish dialect that is incomprehensible to most, Young MacGuffin is a shy lad of large proportions.
LORD MACINTOSH (Voice of Craig Ferguson)
The wiry, indignant and off-kilter leader of his clan, Lord Macintosh is always a heartbeat away from hysterics.
Young Macintosh knows he has it all – athletic physique, undeniable charm and long flowing locks that leave the lasses swooning in his wake.
You can meet these amazing characters and more June 22nd when Brave hits theaters.
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