• Director: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell
  • Writer: Brenda Chapman,Mark Andrews,Steve Purcell
  • Countries of origin: United States, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Release date: June 22, 2012
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Sound mix: Dolby Atmos, Datasat, Dolby Surround 7.1, SDDS, Dolby Digital, D-Cinema 96kHz Dolby Surround 7.1, D-Cinema
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1
  • Also known as: The Bear and the Bow
  • "Brave" is an animated film produced by Disney· Pixar Animation Studios in the United States in 2012 . The film is produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Disney Pictures. The film was co-directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and was produced by Catherine Salafian, with Kelly Macdonald , Emma Thompson and Kevin McKidd as the voice of the film. The film was released in Mainland China on June 19, 2012.
    The film takes medieval Scotland as the stage and tells the story of the protagonist Merida fighting against the shackles of tradition, fighting for the right to obtain true love, and thus changing his destiny   . The film won the 85th Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature Film and the 70th Golden Globe Awards for Best Animated Feature Film.


    • Release date June 22, 2012
    • Filming locations Emeryville, California, USA
    • Production companies Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios

    Box office


    $185,000,000 (estimated)

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    Movie reviews

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    • By Reginald 2022-07-05 15:56:45

      Brave--Be Strong And Bravely Chase Your Heart

      The story begins with a little girl with fluffy curly red hair who wishes to gallop through the world as a princess.So, the mother-in-law controlled her words and deeds, and soon, in order to consolidate the relationship between the tribes, Heqin appeared! [Pardon me for saying this]Merida had an argument with her mother and met a witch. In order to change her mother's mind, she made a deal with the witch. Then... There are...

    • By Burdette 2022-04-23 07:01:12

      Destiny is in our hearts, and we need to face it bravely.

      Many people say that fate is out of our control, and the outcome is not up to us to decide, but I know that fate is in our hearts and we need to face it bravely.

      At first, she was attracted by the heroine, with red hair, she was bold and did not hesitate when she drew the bow, yearning for freedom without restraint.

      At first, I thought that like many Disney princesses, I met the prince and lived a happy life, but it was not until the end that I realized that this film is...

    • By Trycia 2022-04-23 07:01:12

      Standard big heroine animation

      12 years of movies, I would definitely give four or even five stars at that time. But now, 10 years later, such a story seems a bit clichéd. But I can't deny that the movie is a good movie that touches people's hearts and loves. Maybe I should watch it earlier. Pixar is really good at using its own worldview to create a dreamland that is both real and fake, a place where there are no absolute bad guys. Brave not only has no absolute villains, but also no male protagonists,...

    • By Corine 2022-04-23 07:01:12

      Don't be so serious sometimes

      I've seen a lot of Pixar animations, and sometimes they're not so serious.
      Some people say that they are not moved, some people say that the dubbing is garbage, some people say that the plot is old-fashioned, and some people say that Pixar's animation has no soul.

      In fact, it returns to the fundamentals of human nature.
      In the end we cannot abandon our parents and relatives.
      In terms of love, cuteness, true love, Pixar did a great job.

      Too many gorgeous...

    • By Idell 2022-04-23 07:01:12


      Be brave, but don't want to be just a legend. So hesitating again and again, I still think that the four words can't be separated, or the most accurate combination: Brave. In this way, the Chinese translation of the title seems to have more weight than Brave.
          I like the opening music. The quiet Scottish bagpipes are always full of amorous feelings, swept in with the infinite life force and mysterious atmosphere in the sub-frigid forest, which makes people feel refreshed in body...

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    • By Pattie 2022-11-06 19:53:04

      Mama is so cute after turning into a...

    • By Keven 2022-11-02 18:16:09

      It would be nice if there was something more substantial in the...

    • By Reanna 2022-09-06 05:34:25

      The story is not as thrilling as I imagined, and the characters are very simple, but I still laugh and cry when I watch it. The triplets are so...

    • By Tamia 2022-04-24 07:01:02

      Rarely give Pixar less than 4 stars, but unfortunately the character and racial view are too similar to how to train a dragon (for example, Merida's father is a copy of Xiaoge's father, by the way, isn't Xiaogege's left foot also a prosthesis), people change Animal tricks have long been abused by the princes of various animation companies. Since one of Pixar's two magic weapons, "creativity", has no effect on the audience, there is only another magic weapon left to support the...

    • By Agustina 2022-04-24 07:01:02

      Black Bears, Pixar also went downhill...

    Movie plot

    The story of "Brave" is set in the mysterious highlands of Scotland in the 10th century AD. The story revolves around a beautiful and brave princess Merida, as the hero of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. My daughter, Merida has a brave and kind character and skilled bow and arrow stunts. In order to fight for the right to obtain true love, she openly challenged the ancient and sacred custom among the three restless lord.
    In order to fight...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    ①Brenda Chapman, the first to direct this film, has directed "Prince of Egypt" and created the story for "The Lion King". She is also the first female director to direct the film for Pixar. However, due to differences in the end, she left the crew and was directed by Mark Andrews.
    ②This film is the first costume drama produced by Pixar, and it is also the first fairy tale film. This is the first cartoon produced by Pixar with women as...
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    Positive view

    Movies have the usual good and awakening value of Disney Pixar. The action scenes are rich, but not too hot, and the whole is warm and touching. Even compared with Disney’s past classic works, "Brave" has reached a very high level in visual effects. Most importantly, the film successfully created an image of a rare heroine. (Comment on "Daily Screen")
    Few movies are as fascinating and persuasive as "Brave" in the portrayal of family...
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    Negative Views

    The film seems to have a grand format, but it is confined to a narrow frame. Not only the plot is old-fashioned, but also a heroine with no new ideas is selected in the character setting. The most important thing is the lack of imaginative innovation. However, it has to be said that its picture effects are indeed top-notch. ("Hollywood Reporter" review)
    Although the film has Pixar's consistent perfectionism and enthusiasm, and upholds...
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    Movie quotes

    • Princess Merida: [Merida looks at the black berries] Find these berries down by the creek, did you?

      [Queen Elinor nods her head and keeps eating the berries]

      Princess Merida: They're Nightshade berries.

      [Elinor eats another one]

      Princess Merida: They're poisonous.

      [Elinor spits out the berries and drinks water]

      Princess Merida: Where did you get this water? It's got worms!

      [Elinor spits out the water]

    • Young Merida: I saw a will-o'-the-wisp!

      [runs up to Elinor]

      Young Merida: [Elinor picks her up and holds her]

      Queen Elinor: A will-o'-the-wisp? You know, some say that will-o'-the-wisps can lead you to your fate.

    • Lord Dingwall: Feast your eyes!

      [Dingwall lifts the back of his kilt to Lord Macintosh]

      Lord Macintosh: [Macintosh begins to gag]

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