‘Brave’ Blu-Ray Review
Sassy Scottish maiden unleashes ancient curse on her clan
Blu-ray Combo Pack ($39.99)
This fetching Disney-Pixar collaboration about a sassy teenage maiden and her magical adventure in the ancient Highlands of Scotland became the No. 1 animated box-office hit of 2012. Merida has a head of flaming red hair, a spirit that can’t be tamed, and a skill with the bow and arrow that comes in handy when she accidentally unleashes a curse on her clan. Filled with heart and humor (particularly the antics of Merida’s three prankish little brothers, a gathering of brawling Scots, and the trio of unsuitable suitors who come to court her), it comes to Blu-ray with a generous number of bonus features, including inside looks at how the Pixar animators transferred the real-life beauty of Scotland into the animated charms of the movie.