Brave: New Disney

I am worried they’re still going to marry her off at the end, but this looks like it might not suck.

The trailer’s here.

Helen Boyd

is the author of My Husband Betty and She's Not the Man I Married.


  1. Does she get thrown into the arena with 23 others until only one is left? Oh wait, that’s another young woman archer….

  2. For a heartbeat when the redhead with the bow appeared from the crowd, I didn’t recognize her as the princess without her headdress, and thought – WOW! A woman’s here to claim the princess’s hand – Disney is getting brave!

    I bet they’ll hook her up with a boy later on, but she still looks like a pretty awesome heroine – no passive Disney princess for sure. Even better if they let her stay single, of course – not that I’m not all for love stories, I just hate the message that no girl’s story is satisfactory without one.

  3. @jadecath: That’s exactly what I thought! Wouldn’t that have been fun?

    This film definitely shows promise and it would be wonderful if Disney had the guts to portray a female character in a strong, positive way. Could it even be the first Disney film to pass the Bechdel Test?

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