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As BRAVE gave Pixar their seventh Oscar for “Best Animated Feature” at last night’s Academy Awards, audiences that have yet to experience the tale of Merida are seeking it out, while those who have are seeking new ways to do so. I have to admit that while well-versed in the “Disney Princess” realm, we have not yet seen BRAVE, though we did get a taste at the recent ROCKIN’ EVER AFTER edition of Disney on Ice. That said, iOS users that are looking to expand on the world of BRAVE with their own children have two recent Apps to check out…

brave2“Brave: Storybook Deluxe” ($6.99 – for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)
This app contains a complete retelling of the film for children ages 5 and up, following Merida through a courageous voyage to defy an age-old tradition and forge her own destiny. The app features beautiful art, character voices, dynamic animation, and surprising interactive elements.

brave1“Brave Interactive Comic” ($1.99 – for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)
This app is a more advanced interactive graphic novel for kids ages 7 to 12 that turns this retelling into an enriched animated comic with special effects, enticing music and sounds, as well as clips, sketches, and step-by-step drawing lessons.  

ultimateprincessOn a sidenote, did you know that Merida is becoming an “official” member of the “Disney Princess” family this year – complete with a coronation set to take place this summer? The toys are already hitting the streets, including the new “ULTIMATE DISNEY PRINCESS COLLECTION,” which is available Exclusively at Target (get it here). 

For more of The Rock Father’s thoughts on “Princess Culture,” check out In Defense of the Princess. In Defense of the King. I am the Anti-Anti-Princess…

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