BBC1: PREMIERE Friday 25 December, 3.10pm
Kelly Macdonald voices Celtic princess Merida, a flame-haired tomboy faced with arranged marriages and a witch’s crazy curse. She doesn’t want to marry into the MacGuffin clan. There’s lots of talk of destiny but really the will-o’-the-wisp plot is about a big old bear.
Ultimately, Pixar’s Highlands fling falls a little short. Not as foolishly as Disney’s Tangled or DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon, perhaps – it is still recognisably Pixar. But, whichever way you look at Pixar’s 13th feature, after Up this is down.