As a whole, it's no secret that I'm a huge fan of cartoons. Having wanted to be an animator since I was 14, watching the growth of Pixar and Dreamworks has been a fascinating experience... if only I could have ended up in that field. *wistful sigh*
I digress. All are likely aware that Brave is the latest addition to Pixars running streak of visual adventures, and I dare say it's my favorite to day. Granted, it's format and feel is quite different from the personified tales of the past.
I felt that the story was geared towards a somewhat older audience than previous films. I had to have my sister explain the significance of one of the men lifting the backside of his kilt to the others. Instead of idealized romantic love, it was a tale of family devotion, love, and duty... themes that can seem a bit complex to younger minds, I'm sure.
It was enjoyable discussing those themes with my seven year old niece afterwards, though I'm still not certain she grasped them. I'm also glad that, for once, we don't have a princess who found some flattering prince charming to sweep her off her feet. To say nothing about one that could hold her own with a bow and sword. ;3
Anyway, I'd write something more detailed, but I don't want to give too much away for those who haven't seen it.