Top 18 Brave Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Brave facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Brave film message.

For Brave (2011), actor Kevin Mckidd opted to speak in Doric (a native Scottish dialect). Pixar had wanted him to speak in comedic gibberish, but were "blown away" when he suggested a native dialect. He only spoke 3 lines of Doric in the movie.

All of the walls in the cottage are cleaned only as high as Blanky can reach.

Brave Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Is named MacGuffin, a screenwriting term for a pivotal object in a narrative that the characters desire even though it has little value to the viewers, which they are not.

  2. The SFX used when the English are shooting the Scots at the Battle of Stirling Bridge was later borrowed from Core Design on the opening sequence of their video game Tomb Raider 2 (1997). Additionally, Braveheart won an Academy Award (1996) for best sound effects editing.

  3. At the beginning, a little girl, Murron, gives William a flower. It is not just a hint of their future love, the flower in question is a Scottish thistle: the national symbol of Scotland. Murron is "donating" Scotland to the child who will one day free it from tyranny.

Brave Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Sully from Monsters Inc. appears as a wood carving.
    Sully from Monsters Inc. appears as a wood carving.
  • 1 - They were able to get the ever present A113 in using Roman numerals (ACXIII). It is above the door when Merida is in the witch's hut. (fixed the number).
    They were able to get the ever present A113 in using Roman numerals (ACXIII). It is above the door when Merida is in the witch's hut. (fixed the number).
  • 1 - The witch tries to sell Merida a wood carving of The Creation of Adam, but with bears.
    The witch tries to sell Merida a wood carving of The Creation of Adam, but with bears.
  • 1 - The wood-carving lady has many figurines and designs carved out of wood. There are two notable ones; the first being Sulley from Monsters Inc., the second being Pizza Planet delivery truck,
    The wood-carving lady has many figurines and designs carved out of wood. There are two notable ones; the first being Sulley from Monsters Inc., the second being Pizza Planet delivery truck,

Brave Hidden Details

1 - The toaster gets on a literal soapbox to give his speech.
The toaster gets on a literal soapbox to give his speech.
1 - The attic floor is clear of dust along the path that Blankie has traveled so many times to have his hopes met with bitter disappointment.
The attic floor is clear of dust along the path that Blankie has traveled so many times to have his hopes met with bitter disappointment.
1 - Toaster has trouble reading the phone book to find the masters address and when reading it to the street light, both times Lampy has to chime in and help him; Lampy knows how to read so well because he sat and read books with the master.
Toaster has trouble reading the phone book to find the masters address and when reading it to the street light, both times Lampy has to chime in and help him; Lampy knows how to read so well because he sat and read books with the master.
1 - The PIXAR room A113 reference shows up in the Brave Little Toaster (1987). Many of the original members of PIXAR were involved with the film, including John Lasseter and Joe Ranft.
The PIXAR room A113 reference shows up in the Brave Little Toaster (1987). Many of the original members of PIXAR were involved with the film, including John Lasseter and Joe Ranft.

The wood carving the whitch shows apart from being an imitation of the Creation of Adam, is also a scene we see later in the movie

1 - When Brendan McDonough (Miles Teller) finds out what happens to his hotshot crew, you can see cell phones in the buggy seats light up as the camera pans out. This is consistent with Brendan's memoir of the incident
When Brendan McDonough (Miles Teller) finds out what happens to his hotshot crew, you can see cell phones in the buggy seats light up as the camera pans out. This is consistent with Brendan's memoir of the incident
1 - Irishman Stephen kills the guy who tries to assassinate William Wallace with a dull blade.
Irishman Stephen kills the guy who tries to assassinate William Wallace with a dull blade.

Merida is seen having a cheekmark. Most probably from her arrow.

Brave poster
Brave poster

Brave Plot

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald) defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Brave. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director Mark Andrews
Stars Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters
IMDB score 7.1