Joining the league of Disney princesses is a princess of a different kind – and perhaps a princess of a more independent albeit rebellious kind.

One who is stubbornly determined to make her own path in life, defying royal customs and Disney fairy tale norms.


Princess Merida, a headstrong teenager, is the lead character in a story that takes place during the 10th century in Scotland, where stories of battles and legends have been passed through generations. Growing up in the highlands, Merida is a skilled archer and a reckless child.

So reckless and stubborn that she has big plans to ignore age-old royal sacred customs in a bid to prove her worth to her father, King Fergus, and her mother, Queen Elinor.

Determined, she turned to an eccentric Witch for help, who granted her one wish. The catch is that it comes with a curse and suddenly, Merida finds herself relying on her archery skills and bravery to undo the beastly curse:

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Will Merida discover the meaning of true bravery by undoing the spell before it’s too late?

Said to be the first female protagonist in a Pixar film, “Brave” is the animation studio’s first fairy tale albeit skewed in a somewhat darker and more mature tone than their previous films. It is also Pixar’s thirteenth feature film. And as Pixar’s and Walt Disney Pictures’ reputations would have it, Brave automatically became one movies that movie buffs have been looking forward to since it was first announced in April 2008 under a different name.

Written by Brenda Chapman (director of 1998’s “The Prince of Egypt”) and Irene Mecchi (co-screenwriter of “The Lion King”, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, and “Hercules”), and is directed by Mark Andrews (story supervisor of “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille”) and Chapman, Brave is slated for a nationwide release in Malaysia on the 21st of June 2o12.

For more information visit the movie official website.

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