Blu-ray review: 'Brave: Ultimate Collector's Edition'

The animation wizards at Pixar take some courageous risks with the renowned studio's first foray into the sort of magical princess adventures that have long been its parent company Disney's stock in trade.
Oklahoman Published: November 16, 2012
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Like the spellcaster's cauldron, “Brave” bubbles over with uproarious humor, strong characters and dazzling visuals, but it's the film's authentic exploration of the powerful yet problematic bonds between mothers and daughters as well as its revolutionary notion that fairy tales don't always have to end in wedding bells that make the movie truly magical.

Bonus features: Along with the Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3-D, DVD and digital copies of the movie, the five-disc combo pack is crammed with more treasures than royal dowry, including a dozen making-of featurettes, an alternate opening sequence, three extended scenes, a montage of deleted scenes, audio commentary and interactive still art galleries. Even better, the set comes with two short films, the gorgeously stylized “The Legend of Mordu,” which emulates the style of late, great Disney animator and Oklahoma native Mary Blair in retelling the movie's fable within the fairy tale, and the poetic preshow short “La Luna,” an Oscar-nominated flight of fancy that ranks among my favorite of Pixar's acclaimed mini-movies.

— Brandy McDonnell

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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