Headstrong tomboy and skilled archer Princess Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) is determined to break with tradition and carve out her own path in life. In defiance of her parents, King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), Merida flies in the face of an age-old custom held sacred by the three principal lords of the land, Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), Lord MacIntosh (Craig Ferguson) and Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Her actions lead to chaos in the kingdom, and it is now up to Merida not only to restore harmony in the land but to undo an ill-fated wish bestowed upon her by a wayward wise woman (Julie Walters).
ULTIMATE COLLECTOR'S EDITON: 5-DISC COMBO PACK
(BD 3D + BD Feature + BD Supplemental Material + DVD + DIGITAL COPY)
"La Luna" Theatrical Short Fans will love this charming short that accompanied the film in theatres. It follows a young boy on his first night working the family business alongside his father and grandfather.
"The Legend of Mor'du" Short This rousing new bonus short film will give fans the chance to delve deeper into the legend behind Mordu, as told by the eccentric witch who transformed him.
Brave Old World Fans will watch as members of the "Brave" production team investigate Scotland, exploring its land, culture, people and dialects. The research they gathered was brought thrillingly to life in the film. Also, fans will hear what actress Emma Thompson (voice of Queen Elinor) thinks of Pixar's take on her homeland.
Merida & Elinor With the creation of Merida and Elinor, the Pixar filmmakers delved deep into the relationship between mother and daughter. Highlighting contrasts in character design, clothing, animation, voicing, even hairstyle, watch how the filmmakers explored this most important of relationships.
Bears Take a look inside the art and design behind the bears in "Brave." Each of the bears, gentle Mum-Bear and terrifying Mor'du, demanded a different approach to creating their physical appearance and personality.
Brawl in the Hall A fascinating and hilarious inside look at the process of creating "Brave's" fighting Scots, through animation, crowd simulation and fight choreography not to mention a room full of grunting men whose vocal chortles added authenticity to the raucous scene.
Wonder Moss Fans will explore how "Brave's" technical artists examined the real Scottish countryside and studied the laws of nature, then turned these findings into computer codes that would blanket Merida's Scotland in lush moss, lichen and bracken.
Magic The magic and mystery of Scotland is revealed to fans in this charming feature about the legends from mystical potions to the will-o'-the-wisps seen in "Brave."
Clan Pixar At Pixar, getting into character is a team effort. From making Haggis to Kilt Fridays to celebrating the Scottish poet Robert Burns, fans will see how the "Brave" production crew truly embraced Scottish themes and customs fueled the Pixar crew throughout the creation of "Brave."
Once Upon A Scene A closer look at the evolution of the storylines throughout the production of the film, including alternative openings to the film and many deleted scenes.
Extended Scenes Three separate scenes are highlighted in their extended form. Director Mark Andrews discusses the decision making process that led to the shortened versions of these scenes.
"Fergus & Mor'du" An Alternate Opening Once upon a time, "Brave" had a different opening scene. Eventually cut from the film, fans can see it in its entirety in this bonus feature narrated by the film's director Mark Andrews.
Fallen Warriors Montage A selection of deleted shots that were cut from the film late in production are presented to fans in various stages of completion through a video montage narrated by director Mark Andrews.
Dirty Hairy People Fans will enjoy this uproarious bonus feature discussing the development of "Brave's" Scots including the design of their hair, attire, and dirt-crusted physiques.
It is English Sort Of This bonus feature helps fans interpret some of the more Scottish lines in the film, thanks to the real Scottish actors who play the key characters and contributed their own dialects and sayings.
Angus A look at Merida's most trusted companion, Angus, a mighty Clydesdale.
The Tapestry Fans will learn the story behind this embroidered emblem of family unity, which was lovingly crafted by "Brave's" team of artists.
Promotional Pieces This bonus includes promotional clips for "Brave," including: "Feast Yer Eyes," "Relics," "Clan DunBroch," "Launch," and more.
Art Gallery A selection of breathtaking art from the creation of the film, showcasing characters, sets, scenes and stunning landscapes.
Wee Gaffes A video montage of simulation, animation and shot bloopers.
Renaissance Animation Man Get a look at Director Mark Andrews' love of Scotland, sword-fighting, music and more!
Pixar should leave the fairy tales to Disney. Lovely animation, but very derivative. Someone at Pixar must have watched Brother Bear recently, and they stole the ending from Beauty and the Beast. Think Merida had a personality transplant from Rapunzel too.
Not Pixar's best, but better than the Cars movies, and A Bug's Life. Derivative and lacking in wit, yes, but the mother-daughter relationship was really well done, emotionally compelling, and should be celebrated.
"La Luna" was one of the better short. I liked it a lot.
Brave was ok. I was just expecting different kind of movie. Totally my fault, I was expecting war epic story(Scotland=Braveheart, and she had an arrow ) and not a mother-daughter relationship movie. Also it reminded me too much of the other Disney movie that I hated
Still I have the 3D version pre-ordered. It was good enough to add to my collection.