Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Mérida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Mérida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin, the surly Lord Macintosh, and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall.

  1. Brenda Chapman

    Screenplay, Director, Story

  2. Mark Andrews

    Director, Screenplay

  3. Steve Purcell


  4. Irene Mecchi


  5. Nick Sung


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kelly Macdonald

    Kelly Macdonald

    Mérida (voice)

  2. Billy Connolly

    Billy Connolly

    King Fergus (voice)

  3. Emma Thompson

    Emma Thompson

    Queen Elinor (voice)

  4. Julie Walters

    Julie Walters

    The Witch (voice)

  5. Robbie Coltrane

    Robbie Coltrane

    Lord Dingwall (voice)

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Status Released

Release Information

  • June 22, 2012


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget $185,000,000.00

Revenue $538,983,207.00



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