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BRAVE Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D & DVD Combo Pack Review

BRAVE Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D & DVD Combo Pack Review

Product Name:  BRAVE Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D & DVD Combo Pack

Product Information: Disney•Pixar released BRAVE, the year’s #1 animated movie and Pixar Animation Studio’s 13th consecutive hit, on November 13, 2012. An original and thrilling journey set in the ancient and magical Highlands of Scotland, BRAVE follows the heroic journey of the headstrong, young adventurer Merida. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida confronts tradition and defies an age-old custom that inadvertently unleashes chaos, and forces her to discover the true meaning of bravery.

A breathtaking adventure that has entertained audiences of all ages, the stunning Blu-ray release of BRAVE includes hours of all-new bonus material, including extraordinary behind the scenes features, extended & deleted scenes, a mysterious and exciting, new short film, ‘The Legend of Mor’du,” and much more!!!


(BD 3D + BD Feature + BD Supplemental Material + DVD + DIGITAL COPY)


  • “La Luna” Theatrical Short – Fans will love this charming short that accompanied the film in theatres. It follows a young boy on his first night working the family business alongside his father andgrandfather.
  • “The Legend of Mor’du” Short – This rousing new bonus short film will give fans the chance to delve deeper into the legend behind Mordu, as told by the eccentric witch who transformed him.
  • Brave Old World – Fans will watch as members of the “Brave” production team investigate Scotland, exploring its land, culture, people and dialects. The research they gathered was brought thrillingly to life in thefilm. Also, fans will hear what actress Emma Thompson (voice of Queen Elinor) thinks of Pixar’s take on her homeland.
  • Merida & Elinor – With the creation of Merida and Elinor, the Pixar filmmakers delved deep into the relationship between mother and daughter. Highlighting contrasts in character design, clothing, animation, voicing, even hairstyle, watch how the filmmakers explored this most important of relationships.
  • Bears – Take a look inside the art and design behind the bears in “Brave.” Each of the bears, gentle Mum-Bear and terrifying Mor’du, demanded a different approach to creating their physical appearance and personality.
  • Brawl in the Hall – A fascinating and hilarious inside look at the process of creating “Brave’s” fighting Scots, through animation, crowd simulation and fight choreography – not to mention a room full of grunting men whose vocal chortles added authenticity to the raucous scene.
  • Wonder Moss – Fans will explore how “Brave’s” technical artists examined the real Scottish countryside and studied the laws of nature, then turned thesefindings into computer codes that would blanket Merida’s Scotland in lush moss, lichen and bracken.
  • Magic –The magic and mystery of Scotland is revealed to fans in this charming feature about the legends – from mystical potions to the will-o’-the-wisps – seen in “Brave.”
  • Clan Pixar – At Pixar, getting into character is a team effort. From making Haggis to Kilt Fridays to celebrating the Scottish poet Robert Burns, fans will see how the “Brave” production crew truly embraced Scottish themes and customs fueled the Pixar crew throughout the creation of “Brave.”
  • Once Upon A Scene – A closer look at the evolution of the storylines throughout the production of the film, including alternative openings to the film and many deleted scenes.
  • Extended Scenes – Three separate scenes are highlighted in their extended form. Director Mark Andrews discusses the decision making process that led to the shortened versions of these scenes.
  • Director Commentary


  • “Fergus & Mor’du” An Alternate Opening – Once upon a time, “Brave” had a different opening scene. Eventually cut from the film, fans can see it in its entirety in this bonus feature narrated by the film’s director Mark Andrews.
  • Fallen Warriors Montage – A selection of deleted shots that were cut from the film late in production are presented to fans in various stages ofcompletion through a video montage narrated by director Mark Andrews.
  • Dirty Hairy People – Fans will enjoy this uproarious bonus feature discussing the development of “Brave’s” Scots – including the design of their hair, attire, and dirt-crusted physiques.
  • It is English…Sort Of – This bonus feature helps fans interpret some of the more Scottish lines in the film, thanks to the real Scottish actors who play the key characters and contributed their own dialects and sayings.
  • Angus – A look at Merida’s most trusted companion, Angus, a mighty Clydesdale.
  • The Tapestry – Fans will learn the story behind this embroidered emblem of family unity, which was lovingly crafted by “Brave’s” team of artists.
  • Promotional Pieces – This bonus includes promotional clips for “Brave,” including: “Feast Yer Eyes,” “Relics,” “Clan DunBroch,” “Launch,” and more.
  • Art Gallery – A selection of breathtaking art from the creation of the film, showcasing characters, sets, scenes and stunning landscapes.
  • Wee Gaffes – A video montage of simulation, animation and shot bloopers.
  • Renaissance Animation Man – Get a look at Director Mark Andrews’ love of Scotland, sword-fighting, music and more!
  • Teasers and Sneak Peeks


  • “La Luna” Theatrical Short

DVD Includes:

  •  “La Luna” Theatrical Short
  • “The Legend of Mordu” All-New Short
  • Director Commentary

Product Price: 5-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada (SRP), 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada (SRP), 1-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada (SRP)

My Thoughts:  We never saw this movie when it was out in theaters so I was very excited to see it.  This past weekend I wasn’t feeling too well so it was the perfect oppertunity to cuddle with the girls and watch it.  We received the Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray so we had tons of extras to watch as well.  The girls and I were all set with our popcorn, pillows and blankets!  (they love camping out and watching a movie with mom!)

The movie was great and the girls loved the message of the movie and the relationship between Merida and her mom.  I don’t want to give too much of the movie away but it’s a great family movie for sure and isn’t scary at all.  I only mention that because my 8 year old thought it was scary which is why we didn’t see it in theaters.

And while we LOVED the movie itself, we loved all the bonus material even more!  The girls thought it was really cool to see how some of the movie comes together and all the thought they put into it, especially the tapestry.  Who would of thought they had to put so much into making that and figuring out how it would look when it was torn by the sword.   Watching the movie you take it all for granted but someone put a lot of thought into that and it was cool to see the things they had to consider and how they got it to look so real.

The also liked “It is English…sort of” and seeing all the real British actors and how they all did a different dialect.  Who knew there were so many Scottish Dialectics and I really appreciated how much effort they put into it!

The promotional pieces were cool too and they girls thought it was neat to see even the trailer for Japan.  They questioned why the narrator and words were all in Japanese but yet the movie was in english!  They didn’t quite get that part.

The Fallen Warriors were nice to see as well with all the deleted scenes.  It is too bad after seeing all the work that goes into these movies that they actually end of cutting out scenes so it’s cool that with the Blu-ray you can still show those scenes.

I will say the bonus material really was just as enjoyable as the movie and gives you more for your money for sure!

Disclosure: I received a Free product for review. My opinions are 100% mine.