ABOUT THE MOVIE
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor . 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, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her skills and resources including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers to undo a beastly curse before it's too late, discovering the meaning of true bravery.
STARRING:Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson
WHO WILL DIG IT?
Disney and Pixar animation fans, Scottish stock, independent ladies and those who love them for it.
THREE GOOD REASONS
1Played by a real-life Scot, Kelly Macdonald voices the leading role of Princess Merida.
2If your kids are too young to watch "Braveheart," let them glom a bit of Scottish culture from this flick with a similar name.
3This is Pixar's first film featuring a female lead as well as being the animation house's first period piece.
BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW
The title of the film was first "The Bear and the Bow" before it became "Brave."