Merida is a high-spirited Scottish princess who resists her mother's efforts to transform her into a more ladylike young woman. Faced with an arranged marriage she doesn't want, Merida runs away into the forest, where she encounters a witch who teaches her a dangerous spell.
Academy Awards History
This is the second Academy Award nomination for Mark Andrews. He was previously nominated for:
ONE MAN BAND (2005)
Nominee, Short Film (Animated)
This is the first Academy Award nomination for Brenda Chapman.
MARK ANDREWS: I just happened to be wearing the kilt; I didn’t plan any of this. I’d like to thank the Academy for this incredible honor. Making a movie has its own story. I’d like to thank John Lasseter, Ed Catmull, Jim Morris, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Brenda Chapman, Katherine Sarafian for making the Brave an exceptional story. My wife and my four kids: Maeve, Jack, Hayden and Ford.
BRENDA CHAPMAN: I’d like to give a shout-out to my wonderful, brave, strong daughter Emma, who inspired Brave into being. So thank you to her and my husband, and our incredible cast and crew. Thank you.