Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, Brave is a colourful, bright animation adventure that would entertain both kids and adults alike.
Skilled archer and princess of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), Merida (Kelly Macdonald) defies tradition and confronts beasts face on in this courageous journey to finding her own path in life. She defies an age-old custom and incurs the wrath of Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). In desperation, she seeks the expensive help of eccentric witch (Julie Walters) and has to master true bravery in order to break the consequent curse.
A likable lead character, a storyline that touches the hearts of audience while encouraging both young and old to find their own self, whether or not social conventions are for them, and awesome Scottish scenery in animation, even by Pixar standards, all packed into one film.
While this might not be the best Pixar film ever, Brave is a great family film or a feel-good film for a lazy weekend indoors.