Disney's Brave

Saturday 29th March 2014 at 1pm

Disney Pixar's "Brave" took the big 3 awards in 2012 for Best Animated Film, scooping the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA, and it's easy to see why.

Merida is a wildcard princess, who defies an age-old custom, causing chaos in the kingdom based in the Scottish Highlands, by expressing the desire to not be betrothed. After consulting a witch for help, Merida accidentally transforms her mother into a bear and is forced to undo the spell herself before it is too late. This particular Pixar release relies more heavily on the wonderful storytelling side to classic Disney films than on eye scrambling special effects and visual trickery, with a plot rich in poignancy and characterisation, whilst still maintaining the epic atmosphere and stunning landscapes of all Pixar films. I

n Merida, voiced by Kelly Mcdonald, we have an altogether different heroine, more resiliant and more self-reliant, significantly better suited to an era in which princes, it seems aren't so charming, and the girls have to be tough cookies . Brave is a smart, uplifting, and witty addition to the Pixar stable, a touching, yet old fashioned study on mother/daughter relationships, and a visual feast as is the Pixar trademark. Not to be missed!

Director: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson
Genre: Animation | Action | Adventure
Run Time: 93min
Cert: U