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Mark Andrews | Brenda Chapman


Kelly Macdonald
Billy Connolly
Emma Thompson
Julie Walters


2012 Disney/Pixar

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Still shot from the movie: Brave.

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Chaos ensues in a Scottish kingdom when Princess Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) defies the traditions of the country and takes her future into her own hands. But proving her bravery will take more than her archery skills.

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Why Is Brave Rated PG?

Brave is rated PG for some scary action and rude humor.

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Violence: The frequent use of bows and arrows are shown. A character attacks a bedpost with a sword. A bear threatens a family and is attacked with weapons. A man loses his leg in the battle. Children and animals behave badly at the dinner table. During a fistfight, characters bite, pinch, head butt, poke eyes and use objects to hit one another. Characters argue verbally on several occasions. A bird is smacked with a broom. Characters break out in a brawl, firing arrows and throwing axes at each other. A girl falls through a roof. Characters are threatened and chased by an animal. A bear is shot repeatedly. He is shown with arrows hanging from his back. A character is smashed by a large rock. People engage in sword fights.

Sexual Content: A young character dives into a woman’s bosom to retrieve a key. A married couple kisses and shows some moments of affection. Animated, male buttock nudity is shown in a non-sexual context. A man raises his kilt and moons his competitors (no nudity is seen).

Language: Some name-calling is included in the script.

Alcohol / Drug Use : Characters rush to open the King’s wine cellar to celebrate.

Other: Characters are changed by a spell. A woman practices the dark arts.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

G Violence, Nudity
MB PG Violence.Frightening Scenes.

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Details on home video releases of Brave...

Home Video Notes: Brave

Release Date: 13 November 2012

Brave releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack) with the following extras:

- Audio Commentary

- Animated Short: La Luna

- Bonus Short: The Legend of Mordu

Exclusive HD Content

- Brave Old World

- Fallen Warriors

- Dirty Hairy People

- It is English… Sort Of

- Angus

- The Tapestry

- Promotional Pieces

- Art Gallery

- Merida & Ellnor

- Bears

- Brawl In The Hall

- Wonder Moss

- Magic

- Clan Pixar

- Once Upon A Scene

- Extended Scenes & Alternate Opening

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AndreaUpdyke says: Jun. 26, 2012

Beautiful animations, but I do not recommend this movie for children under 8. Here’s why -

debsherlrn27 says: Jul. 01, 2012

Saw this movie this afternoon with 4 children: Ages 9,7,6 &5. Three girls and one boy. Was the 3D version. Way too frightening for ALL! Had to leave the theater due to the real-life appearance of the grizzly bears and attack scenes, two out of three children in tears. There was probably 15-20 minutes remaining, and should have left sooner.I agree with AndresUpdyke - and even 8 yrs may be too young…

MM says: Jul. 04, 2012

Saw movie with an 8 and a 6 year old females.  Both were very scared at bear scene.  Both in tears.  End of movie, both girls in tears over mom/daughter fall out and make up.  Both girls WOULD NOT recommend this movie.

misty says: Jul. 03, 2013

I took my son to see this in the theater when he was 3. The bear scene scared him, but not to the point of tears. He was a little young to sit through and entire movie at that time, but he lost interest about half-way through. We tried watching it again at home this year, but he still was not interested. The bear was still to scary for him. He loves Cars and Toy Story so I think Brave had too much dialogue. He was just not interested in the mother-daughter relationship. I think this would be a great movie for older girls who would not be afraid of the bear.

Marc M says: Dec. 08, 2013

Saw it with my 6-year-old daughter in the theater, and she was afraid of bears for months afterward (going camping later that summer didn’t help).  Older children won’t be as frightened, and will remember all of he funny moments more.

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