Brave is an animation movie produced by Pixar Animation Studios and directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and co-directed by Steve Purcell in 2012. The story is by Chapman, with the screenplay by Andrews, Purcell, Chapman and Irene Mecchi (Chapman drew inspiration for the film's story from her relationship with her own daughter). The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this movie.
In Medieval Scotland, Merida, a young princess of the clan Dunbroch, is given a bow and arrow by her father, King Fergus, for her birthday. Her mother, Queen Elinor, is dismayed. While venturing into the woods to fetch a stray arrow, Merida encounters a will-o'-the-wisp. Soon afterward, Mor'du, a huge demon bear, attacks the family. Merida flees on horseback with Elinor, while Fergus fends off Mor'du, though the fight costs him one of his legs. Now a teenager, Merida discovers that to her dismay, she is to be betrothed to the son of one of her father's allies. Reminding Merida of a legend of a prince whose pride and refusal to follow his father's wishes destroyed his kingdom, Elinor explains that failure to consent to the betrothal could harm Dunbroch..