Brave

Plot hole: During the scene where Merida gives her speech on "breaking tradition", her mother, as a bear, moves silently behind the majority of the crowd, so they don't see her. Fair enough. However, Merida and her father's clan are all looking in the same general direction (towards the crowd) while she's speaking - how does no one from Merida's clan see a bear moving at the back of the room?

Factual error: When Merida's family are having lunch, potatoes are being eaten. Potatoes weren't introduced anywhere in Great Britain until the 16th century - this film is set around the 10th or 11th century. (00:09:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Merida is climbing the rock to drink from the waterfall the rock is several meters away from the waterfall, but a few shots later it is centimeters away.

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Trivia: A relief carving of Sulley (from the following Pixar film, Monsters University) is visible in the Witch's cottage.

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Trivia: The Pizza Planet truck, a fixture of nearly every full-length Pixar film, can be spotted in the Witch's Hut.

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Trivia: The belt that Queen Elinor wears in the first half of the movie forms a hidden Mickey when viewed from the front. You can see the distinct Mickey head and the two ears as connecting circles around her waist.

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King Fergus: The ancients spoke of it. It is the heart of this fierce land. It is carried in the wind. Born of our legends and when we are put to the test, it is the one thing that we must always be.

Princess Merida: I want my freedom!
Queen Elinor: But are you willing to pay the price your freedom will cost?

Princess Merida: If you had a chance to change your fate, would you?

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Question: It's now clear why Angus is found in the circle of stones, even though he was afraid to enter it in the first place. There's one part of that matter I don't quite understand, though. Why is he afraid to enter that circle in the first place? Is there something in that circle frightening him? Is there a special effect?

Answer: The stone circle is like a gateway to the spirit world, something slightly supernatural. Angus senses this, and it makes him freak out.

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Question: Is the story of Mor'du the possible reason for Elinor's strict and bossy personality, wanting Merida to act like a princess?

Answer: No. Even without the story of Mor'du, Queen Elinor would still be strict and bossy to mold Merida into a proper princess and get her ready to marry the son of a prominent and powerful clan.

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Question: After being turned into a bear, Elinor finds her sons in Fergus' trophy room messing up his trophies. She forces them to put everything back to where it was and they obey. How did the boys know it was their mother before Merida told them? (01:33:00)

Answer: They're intuitive. A regular bear would not order them about. This bear's behavior reminded them of their mother, so they made the logical assumption that it must be her.

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