Brave is a gorgeous animated film that was created by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Studios in 2012 (Disney acquired Pixar in 2006). The lead character, Princess Merida, has a distinct honor: she is the first Pixar character to be named an official Disney Princess.
In Brave, Merida, a headstrong princess of the clan Dunbroch, is upset to learn that she will be betrothed to a prince from another clan. Wanting to change her fate, Merida defies her family with near-disastrous consequences for all involved.
The score for this film was composed by Patrick Doyle, a Scottish film composer best known for his work on several Shakespeare films (Henry V (1989) and Hamlet (1996)) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). In this five minute interview, Doyle talks about the score and how he created a musical theme for Merida.
I’m ashamed to admit I have never seen this film, though I have heard mostly good things about it.
Have you seen Brave? What did you think of it? Did you like the music? Let me know in the comments!
If you’d like to learn more about the film scores of Patrick Doyle, see here
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