14 January 2013
The Disney Pixar film Brave, which is set in the Scottish Highlands, has won a Golden Globe award for best animated feature. ...
The Disney Pixar film Brave, which is set in the Scottish Highlands, has won a Golden Globe for best animated feature. The film, which tells the story of Princess Merida and her father King Fergus of Clan Dunbroch, beat off nominees Frankenweenie, Hotel Transylvania, Rise of the Guardians and Wreck-It Ralph to take the award.
Brave has so far taken more than $237 million in American box office receipts and was the eleventh highest grossing film of 2012. It features the voices of a number of Scottish actors and actresses:
Billy Connolly - King Fergus
Kelly MacDonald - Princess Merida
Robbie Coltrane - Lord Dingwall
Kevin McKidd - Lord MacGuffin
Craig Ferguson - Lord Macintosh
The film has also received industry awards for its musical score by Lanarkshire composer Patrick Doyle, which features the voice of Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis, alongside traditional Scottish instruments including bagpipes, fiddles, harps and flutes.
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