PG | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
The 3rd highest grossing animated film of 2012, after Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012). It is however the highest grossing animated non-sequel of 2012.
Where are you? Come out! Come out! Come on out! I'm coming to get you!
Queen Elinor: Where are you, you little rascal? I'm coming to get you!
Queen Elinor: Hmm. Where is my little birthday girl, hm? I'm going to gobble her up when I find her!
Queen Elinor: Eat you!
Queen Elinor: Ach! Fergus, no weapons ...
Merida's bow appears to be a double recurved self-wood type such as was used in the Great Plains area of North America during the 19th century. She also carries a quiver. Neither of these were used in any part of medieval Britain; bows were always self-wood (made of a single piece of timber) made without re-curves, while arrows for immediate use were carried tucked into the belt. At one point Merida carries an arrow in her mouth in order to follow up very quickly with a second shot - this was typical of native Americans of the Plains when hunting on horseback and in warfare. There are historic photographs by Edward Curtis of Plains warriors using this technique. It is definitely not recorded in medieval Scotland or elsewhere in Britain.
When Mor'du is killed towards the end of the film he turns into a will o' the wisp and we realise that they are the spirit of the dead. During the credits a will o' the wisp appears over the credit "dedicated with love and gratitude to Steve Jobs, our partner, mentor and friend."
$66,323,594 (USA) (24 June 2012)
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