June 20th, 2012

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Pixar's "Brave"

With the triumph of "Toys 3," Pixar hit a bump in the road with "Cars 2." With "Brave," Pixar has attempted to return to drama and human motivation.

*Brave** is Disney/Pixar's 13th release. Given this partnership's box office returns and Oscars on the shelf,one feels a sense of diminishing returns with **Brave.**

Set in mythical Scotland, Princess Merida (Kelly MacDonald) is an unlady like tomboy, much to the displeasure of the Queen (Emma Thompson). Seeking to enchance the bonds between the three regimes, the King (Billy Connoly) offers his daughter's hand in marriage. The cliches kick and with a spoonful of supernatural occurences, which makes for an entertaining afternoon for mothers daughters.