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.


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Production timeline

  • December 2008: Brave was originally titled "The Bear and the Bow".
  • April 22, 2010: The official title of Brave was confirmed, and the film was given a new release date of June 15, 2012.
  • March 16, 2011: The film was delayed by one week to June 22.

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.

In the order of 120 films released, this film ranks as:

Format Position Release date
Theatrical 70 June 22, 2012
DVD 70 November 13, 2012
Blu-ray 60 November 13, 2012

Home video release

Main article: Brave (DVD/Blu-ray)




Brave Teaser

Brave Teaser

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

Brave Trailer

Brave Trailer

The official trailer for Brave. This trailer was rated PG by the BBFC.

Brave "The Prize" Trailer

Brave "The Prize" Trailer

This trailer of Brave was seen on Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.

Brave "Families Legend" Trailer

Brave "Families Legend" Trailer

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

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