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Pixar Animation Studios, the creator of Toy Story 3, whisks you away on an astonishing adventure to a land full of mystery and tradition. Bursting with heart, unforgettable characters and Pixar's signature humor, Brave is "a rousing, gorgeously animated good time," raves Peter Travers of Rolling Stone.

Take a heroic journey with Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land. When Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos in the kingdom, she must harness all of her skills and resources - including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers - to undo a beastly curse before it's too late, and discover the meaning of true bravery.


  • Merida - Reese Witherspoon (original voice), Kelly Macdonald
  • King Fergus - Billy Connolly
  • Queen Elinor - Emma Thompson

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Production timeline

  • April 8, 2008: Development dates back to this date, when the film was originally titled "The Bear and the Bow". Casting for three of the characters was also announced.
  • May 27, 2009: A new title of "Brave" was announced.
  • April 22, 2010: Brave was pushed back to June 15, 2012.
  • March 16, 2011: The film was delayed by another week to June 22, 2012.
  • March 28, 2011: Kelly Macdonald replaced Witherspoon as the voice of Merida.

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Teaser trailer Worldwide June 24, 2011
Trailer #1 Worldwide November 16, 2011
Trailer #2 Worldwide February 22, 2012
Original theatrical USA June 22, 2012
Trailer for Blu-ray Disc USA August 21, 2012
DVD/Blu-ray Disc USA November 13, 2012
DVD/Blu-ray Disc Japan November 21, 2012

Bonus features of Brave can also be found on Pixar's YouTube channel. The last one, titled "Filmmaking Process with Director Mark Andrews", was uploaded on February 13, 2013.

Home video release

Main article: Brave (DVD/Blu-ray)


From Pixar:




Brave Teaser

The teaser trailer for Brave, as seen on Cars 2, Season 1 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Lady and the Tramp. This trailer was rated PG by the BBFC.


Brave Trailer

The official trailer for Brave, as seen on Happy Feet Two and Arthur Christmas. This trailer was rated PG by the BBFC.


Brave "The Prize" Trailer

The second official trailer of Brave, as seen on Dr. Seuss' The Lorax and later Season 1 episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.


Brave "Families Legend" Trailer

The final trailer for Brave, as seen on The Pirates! Band of Misfits.


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