I have a new heroine. Merida from the Movie Brave which came out on DVD today is a new kind of princess. This is the first Pixar cartoon that focuses on a female main character. She is feisty, and certainly doesn't conform to society nor family expectations.
She does not easily slide into the role her family has diligently prepared her for. She literally fights for her life and the right to define life on her own terms.
Never again should any princess, little girl or grown woman wait to be kissed awake to the life she was meant to live.
Brave is a bit of a dark movie with strong and sometimes scary images. While Brave is not the greatest cartoon ever made, nor based on a great American Novel, It presents a strong girl, with a message of hope and determination to girls of all ages.
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