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Pixar are back! And this superb take on Scottish legend is just what we needed. It marks something of a breakaway from the format that the animation studio have been using recently, and it's all the better for it.
Somewhat harking back to the golden-age of fairy tales, Merida is a princess destined to be Queen one day. This burden, however, is a heavy one and the free-spirit just wants to do her own thing. Her mother is keen for Merida to start taking her royal duties more seriously, and pair bicker constantly. Looking for a solution, Merida stumbles upon a witch and asks for her mother to be changed so that her life can be made easier. However, the wish soon becomes a curse, and only the energetic Princess can save the day.
Younger kids might not have much to latch onto in terms of things to keep them entertained, but this is a story that rewards the older ones. It's also great to see a strong female character in the lead, something lacking from previous Pixar efforts.
Great stuff for the summer holidays.
Release date: 13 August
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