It’s a Brave giveaway!


I am so excited about this! I’m not going to lie, it felt pretty fancy to be watching a DVD at home the week before it was available in stores. We are huge Pixar fans, so I was delighted to be asked to host a giveaway for the Brave Ultimate Collector’s Edition DVD/Blu-Ray combo set.

I loved Brave. It reminded me a bit of old Disney, somehow it was like Black Cauldron and Anne of Green Gables mixed together, but Scottish. And maybe with a dash of the Little Mermaid. I realize this is not helpful at all. Like Toy Story, it is a story of poor choices that get progressively worse and then we all learn a lesson.

Overall, Brave is the result of Pixar sticking it’s toes in the Disney princess waters. It refreshing in that it explores the relationship between a mother and a daughter (a queen and a princess, if you will) without having an evil queen or wicked step-mother. It also doesn’t start out with a parent dying, so that is a win, too. Because the story is set in ye olden times, some of the pop culture nods that Pixar is known for is missing, but the story is sweet nonetheless.

I’m going to add a bit from the press release in case anyone wants a slightly less confusing description.

BRAVE is the gorgeous and fun film you’d expect from Disney/Pixar. Set in the ancient and magical Highlands of Scotland, the film follows the heroic journey of headstrong, young adventurer Merida. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida confronts tradition and defies an age-old custom that inadvertently unleashes chaos, and forces her to discover the true meaning of bravery.

Full disclosure: Spencer liked it, but didn’t LOVE it. To be fair, he only loves things with talking toys or, in a pinch, talking animals. He’s probably a little young. Parts of it were scary in a Fox & the Hound like scary way, not toys burning alive in an incinerator sort of way. If you have a toddler who is easily spooked, pre-screening it might be a good idea.

Giveaway time! I’ll make it easy.

1. Leave a comment stating your favorite Disney or Pixar movie for one entry.

2. Tweet the following once (and leave a separate comment with the tweet url): Enter here to win a copy of Disney/Pixar’s Brave from @babybabylemon

Do one. Do the other. Do both. Do neither (but then you can’t win).

NOTE: Please use a valid email address that you check to make your comment. I need to send them the winner’s address by November 12th at the latest, so I will close the giveaway in the evening on 11/10. The giveaway is open to readers in the United States and Canada. I will a select a winner from the comments using


Disclosure: I received a copy of this film to review. All opinions are my own. Obviously. I don’t think we’re supposed to talk about the Black Cauldron. Brave isn’t really any thing like the Black Cauldron either, except the ye olden times part.



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97 Responses to “It’s a Brave giveaway!”

  1. Amanda says:

    My mom took Madison last summer to see Brave and she cried and supposedly had ‘nightmares’ for weeks after. Then she met Merida at Dsneyland and now ‘ohh that’s my favorite movie!’ Kids. Personally I am a Beauty and the beast fan. Apparently dancing fancy silver is my soft spot.

  2. Kayla says:

    I adore Brave. We actually went to see it twice. Love the atypical princess and you’ve gotta love the “appreciate your parents” theme! During one of the scary parts, Addilynn yelled, “a dinosaur!” And I had to remind her those were bears. Haha

  3. I haven’t seen Brave yet, but I have heard good things about it! Also, my favorite Pixar movie is totally Monster’s Inc. Confession – I’m trying to convince one of my sisters to use “If I Didn’t Have You” as their first dance at their wedding, because I have the most awesome choreographed routine in my head for it. So far, neither are biting. And I kind of a little bit regret not doing it at my wedding cause it’s seriously that awesome.

  4. Suz says:

    I love all the old Disney ones from our childhood. But my favorite Pixar movie is definitely Monsters Inc. Love it!

  5. G K says:

    Toy Story

  6. Matt Stringham says:

    I love Monsters, Inc. Absolutely cannot wait for Monsters University!

  7. Leah says:

    I have such troubles pinpointing my favorite Disney movie. Calder still watches my old VHS collection (including Black Cauldron! I am a completist). I love all the classic princess movies even though I am so anti-Princess everything toys and Beauty and the Beast gives me the happies. If I get drunk enough, I tend to sing all the songs from the Little Mermaid so I’d probably have to go with that.

    Wait! All the animal ones too! Like Aristocats and Bambi and Dumbo and Lady & the Tramp! Except they are all waaay racist so I can’t make them a favorite.

    Also, Hercules is stupid and probably should be forgotten.

    I should probably just paste in the IMDB link for Disney and call it an answer.

  8. Leah says:

    I tweeted about it. If you want to get all crazy about Disney movies, you know where to find me.

  9. I love Monsters Inc the most!

  10. Sarah says:

    If only because I can quote it in its entirety: Cinderella. And I love Gus-Gus.

  11. Audrey says:

    Favorite Pixar movie… Bee Movie. Can’t be helped. :D

  12. PMASH says:

    The Incredibles By FAR!

  13. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh one of our favorites is Cars!

  14. Amanda says:

    how to pick a fave….
    honestly, we LOVE the pixar short films dvd and the Bound and Rebound short is our fave. Second choice would be Cars.

  15. Daniel M says:

    i like all pixar movies but going to say wall-e because scifi is my fav genre

  16. My daughter loved Cars and I loved Cars2.

  17. Danielle T says:

    my favorite pixar movie is ratatouille, i just loved it!

  18. rachel says:

    Toy Story 2 is probably my favorite pixar/disney movie. But we enjoyed Brave. It was Charlie’s first movie in the theater!

  19. Ann G-B says:

    We are big Cars fans over here. It might be nice to have a little estrogren in the movie collection!

  20. Sharon says:

    My favorite Disney movie would definitely be Mulan and my favorite Pixar movie would be the Toy Story series!

  21. Stephen N. says:

    THE LION KING is my favorite Disney film and THE INCREDIBLES is my favorite Pixar movie.

  22. Olivia L says:

    I have a soft spot for Monsters Inc. I loved introducing it to my 2 year old this summer, and she loves it too!

  23. Kim says:

    My favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid. Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Helen T says:

    I love toy story!

  25. Favorite of all time? Toy Story. Epic.

  26. Kambrea says:

    I like Wall-e.

  27. Diana says:

    I LOVE Tangled. :)

  28. Babe_Chilla says:

    AWWWWW YA! My fav is and always will be Nemo, but Tangled is quickly climbing the charts for us!

  29. Robyn says:

    Tangled was my favorite so far.

  30. Rebecca says:

    I wish I had a favorite Pixar or Disney movie.

    I’ve watched them all so many times I’m just done.

    Current favs of the boys are the Toy Story trilogy and Madagascar 3.

    Afro circus! Afro circus!

  31. Eliza says:

    Merida is my 3’s new favorite princess ( though she calls her Bwave). Looking forward to meeting her this month at WDW! My personal favorite Pixar film is Ratatouille!

  32. Sarah says:

    My favorite Disney movie is Aladdin!

  33. Elena says:

    Toy Story

  34. Jennifer Dysart says:

    I have always loved Toy Story, still watch sometimes in adulthood and have all the dvds

  35. april yedinak says:

    My fave Disney/Pixar movie is Finding Nemo.

  36. Ronald O. says:

    Toy Story is my favorite!

  37. […] have a giveaway for Disney/Pixar’s Brave if anyone wants to […]

  38. Erika says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Ariel from The Little Mermaid is my favorite! Love them all though:)

  39. Honey Mommy says:

    Our favorite Disney movies are Cars and Toy Story, but then I have two boys!

  40. Donna W. says:

    My favorite Disney movie is Alice in Wonderland but I LOVED Brave. It was a fantastic mother/daughter movie.

  41. We are loving Tangled right now.

  42. Christine says:

    Finding Nemo is my favorite, it always makes me feel better when I watch it.
    haven’t seen Brave yet, looking forward to it!

  43. Tara G says:

    My favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast! I’m loving the newer movies they are coming out with though like tangled and Brave.

  44. Denise C says:

    Of the Pixar movies, I have to go with The Incredibles!

  45. Jenna M. says:

    We enjoy all the Disney and Pixar films, but my boys love the Cars movie.


  46. Shari K says:

    My favourite is Toy Story!

  47. angela m says:

    My favourite movie is Bambi

  48. Josh says:

    Aladdin is my favourite Disney movie!

  49. Sahana P says:

    Favourite Disney film is Pocahontas

  50. Jennifer D says:

    Our favorote Disney/Pizarro film of all time is Finding Nemo!!! “Just keep swimming…”

  51. Jennifer D says:

    Auto-correct turned Pixar into Pizarro – hilarious!! :)

  52. Jim Lipscomb says:

    I think Toy Story 3 has alot of heart, and manages to out do the other 2. Easily a favorite

  53. Jennifer Young says:

    Beauty and the Beast and Toy Story!

  54. seapotato says:

    Up is one of my favorite Pixar movies!

  55. Kim C says:

    My favorite disney movie is The Little Mermaid
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  56. Sara Haaf says:

    I just saw wreck it ralph and it is my new favorite! It is awesome. First movie I brought my son to that he didn’t whine asking when it’d be over or fell asleep during!

  57. Heather R says:

    My favorite is Little Mermaid, but my daughter’s is Brave

  58. mia fandel says:

    My fav disney movie is Lady and the tramp!

  59. souphead says:

    so hard to pick a favorite Pixar movie. the last one i saw was Toy Story 3 and I SOBBED!

  60. Samantha says:


  61. Cheryl W. says:

    My favorite Disney movie is Ratatouille.

  62. Noreen says:

    We love tangled or brave, both great movies

  63. Austin Baroudi says:

    It was Tangled until last week when we went to see Wreck-It Ralph!

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