- Directed by: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell
- Writers: Mark Andrews (screenplay), Brenda Chapman (screenplay and story), Steve Purcell (screenplay), Irene Mercci (screenplay)
- Runtime: 100 minutes
- Rated: PG for some scary action and rude humor
- Language: English
- Company: Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures
Kelly Macdonald) is the daughter of Lord Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson) and not too happy about the royal role she is destined to play. She'd much rather ride her horse across the beautiful rugged hills and lush forests of Scotland shooting her precious bow and arrow along the way!
Of course she views her mother as an adversary like any normal teenage girl would, but especially when her mother announces one day at the dinner table they are to have a competition for the Princes of the 3 other kingdoms in their peace tready. One for Merida's hand in marriage.
This is NOT what she wants and she takes matter into her own hands, endangering the longstanding tready between the 4 kingdoms and embarrassing her family and the Queen, whom was not happy with her rebellion.
Things take a dramatic turn between mother and daughter and Merida ends up making a decision involving a Witch (Julie Walters) that will change her fate and the fate of her family and of the 4 kingdoms forever.
Pixar is just an amazing film company. Seriously.
I'm so happy that I had a chance to see this movie before it hit theaters!
I'm such a sucker for foreign countries and accents and I have to give some major kudos to Pixar when I saw this film (in 3D no less); they captured the essence of Scotland breathtakingly.
Although all the animation in this film is breathtaking to be honest.
I will admit I'm a little surprised at the plot line of the story-I've been doing media coverage for this movie for a couple months now, but didn't really know the plot at all and when I watched the movie, it was kind of a, "Seriously?" moment.
Not a bad seriously. Just a surprised seriously.
It wouldn't be a Pixar film if not for the moral at the end. I will admit, I cried. But what else is new?
All in all a must see!
P.s. I want Merida's untamable red hair. Just saying.
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