Dec 012012
 

No matter how much my kids like playing outside, when it is more than 40 degrees outside we have no choice but to spend the day inside. Usually we fill our days at home with craft, drawing, Playdoh, pretend play and some cooking and of course a good movie. I had read some fabulous comments about Disney‘s Brave which has only just been released on DVD, so this week I sat down with hubby for the big movie test…

Brave tells the ancient story of Merida, a feisty, independent Scottish princess with an impressive head of red curly hair. Just like her mum, and all the generations before her, Merida is expected to find herself a suitable partner in marriage and she is far from happy about it. Merida wants to make her own decisions and does not like being told by her mum what to do, so when she comes across a witch in the woods her wish is for her mum to be ‘different’.

I am sure by ‘different’ she didn’t mean for her to turn into a bear, but that is exactly what happened. Merida quickly realises how much she loves her mother and she will do anything to prevent this magic spell from turning into a permanent curse. With no time to waste, and a father who is known as the master of bear hunting, can she protect her mum and find a solution, or maybe the answer was there all along?

In all honesty, although I really enjoyed the movie (I loved the setting, the dialect, the wise lessons, the characters and the music) I don’t think this movie is appropriate for my 4-year olds (let alone my 2-year old) so we might leave it for a little while longer until they are a little older. I am afraid the scenes with fighting bears, dark woods and the scary witch would give them nightmares. In saying that, I have heard from so many other parents whose children (some the same age as ours) loved Brave which shows that every parent and every child is different.

Brave is available on Double Play Blu-ray/DVD ($49.95) and DVD ($39.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To get everyone in the mood for Christmas this week also delivered the brand new Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups adventure, perfect for the upcoming school holidays. My kids always love watching the furry puppies so it is no surprise they enjoyed this magical story full of Christmas spirit. The 4 playful friends are off on a bad start when they make a mess of Santa’s workshop, but of course they try their best to make up for their mistakes by helping out with all the Christmas preparations.

With nothing but good intentions the Santa Pups grant a Christmas wish to a boy named Carter, except it all turns pearshaped when Carter uses that special wish to put Christmas to an end, forever. No more Christmas trees and carols, no more presents and letters to Santa, no more ringing bells and ho-ho-ho’s, hopefully these snow white pups (well, with a patch here and there) will manage to save Christmas in the end…

Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups is available on DVD ($39.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more about Disney, to discover the latest releases and to order your favourite titles online visit www.disney.com.au.

For your chance to win 1 of 3 Disney Prize Packs containing a copy of Brave (Blu-ray) and Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (DVD) visit www.disney.com.au and answer the following question: Which Disney hero do you think is the most brave?

Submit your answer by leaving a comment below, your email address will not be published.

If you really want to win you can earn up to ten additional entries, please leave separate comments for each entry:

Competition ends January 1, 2013. Sorry, Australian entries only. By entering you agree to our Terms & Conditions.

  209 Responses to “Brave giveaway”

  1. Mulan because she took on what was conventionally a male role and in disguise to save her dad.

  2. Like Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on Facebook

  3. Follow @DisneyStudiosAU on Twitter
    Subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email
    Follow Hip little on on Pinterest

  4. Subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  5. Follow Hip little on on Pinterest

  6. All Things Pretty Party Dress by http://www.littlebooteek.com.au

  7. Sapling Birds in Tree SS romper by http://www.mickeymousehouse.com.au

  8. Kiniki Skull Print Rib Singlet (Black) by http://www.lookingatyoukid.com.au

  9. Shampoodle Stripe Puff Pants by http://www.whimsychild.com.au

  10. Pongo in 101 Dalmations. If it weren’t for his bravery, Cruella would still have the puppies!

  11. Like Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on Facebook

  12. Following @DisneyStudiosAU on Twitter

  13. Subscribed to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  14. Following Hip little one on Pinterest

  15. Hercules, he’s the biggest, strongest & the best there is.

  16. Pongo, he’s braver than brave & cuter than cute too.

  17. Belle from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. She has the strength of a good heart.

  18. Like Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on Facebook

  19. Subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  20. http://www.mickeyhouse.com.au/ – Osh Kosh Yellow Embroidery Top

  21. http://gr8x.net/ – Pod – Tote

  22. http://www.stickybiz.com.au/ – Hoodie pink flowers

  23. http://www.earlybirds.com.au – 100% Organic T-Jacket

  24. Merida is brave because she isn’t afraid to fight for her family and won’t let anything get in her way.

  25. Simba from Lion King! He did run away in the beginning, but he went back to save everyone when he didn’t have to!!

  26. Liked Walt Disney on Facebook!

  27. Following DisneyStudios on Twitter!

  28. Subscribed to the weekly giveaways email!

  29. Following Hip Little One on Pinterest!

  30. Tweeted about the giveaway!

  31. Simba the Lion. As a cub he was ready for adventure and even a show off. He was often over confident which got him in trouble but he always seen the faults in his actions and learnt life lessons from them. As an adult he was ashamed of his cub years actions and became even more courageous and determined to protect his family and kingdom, regardless of the cost.

  32. Shared on twitter

  33. Liked Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on Facebook

  34. Following @DisneyStudiosAU on Twitter

  35. Subscribed to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  36. Following Hip little on on Pinterest

  37. Ariel (the little mermaid) cause she didnt have a mummy and she left her daddy to go on the land. she was very brave to leave them behind. (Alara- aged 3)

  38. Any sidekick from any movie! They work hard, are loyal, brave, and never get the credit (or the girl/boy!).

  39. I think Tinkerbell is brave, she is such a tough little fairy. She faces obstacles and adversities 100x her size and she does it all with a pinch of fairy dust and a pinch of attitude. 😀

  40. I love Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on Facebook

  41. I am subscribed to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  42. I follow Hip little on on Pinterest

  43. I posted about this giveaway on my Facebook page
    http://www.facebook.com/briggs.alison/posts/561669910525507

  44. I think woody from toy story is, he always did what he thought was right even when his friends thought he was wrong, good lesson too.

  45. I like disney on facebook

  46. I subscribe to sales savings and giveaways

  47. Belle from Beauty and the Beast. She went by herself to rescue her father and traded her herself to be a prisoner of a beast! Very brave.

  48. Liker of Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on Facebook

  49. Subscribed to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  50. Le Toy Van Honeybake Oven and Hob Set from Little Obsessions

  51. Bobble Art Small Gloss Bowling Bag Woodlands from Nana Clair’s Gifts

  52. Calfy Paddie Rider from Avidiva

  53. Cindy Double Zip Satchel Black from gr8x

  54. Cinderella – if the clock struck midnight and she couldn’t get herself away from the ball Prince Charming would have seen she was just a commoner – big risk!

  55. I Like Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on Facebook

  56. I Subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  57. I like Walt Disney Studios on FB.

  58. I Subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  59. Rudy and the Dodo – create an indian headdress (by seedling)

  60. Australian Girl – Matilda

  61. Nana Clairs Gifts – Missi Missi Bean Bag

  62. Hootkid – Step it up Scarf – Melon/Black

  63. The bravest disney hero is definitely Aladdin according to my son because he is up against the evil Jafar who has great magical powers.

  64. Aladin! He stood up to Jafar AND that crazy parrot!

  65. Liked Disney on FB

  66. Subscribed to your newsletter

  67. Liked Disney on Facebook

  68. Following Hip little one on Pinterest

  69. I Subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  70. Spiderman – who else would be brave enough to scale such tall buildings?

  71. Got to love Hercules as a brace disney hero, such a nerd who gets it all together.

  72. Liked Walt Disney on FB

  73. Liked Walt Disney on Twitter

  74. Newsletter subscriber

  75. Victor in Frankenweenie – he was brave to conduct such and experiment and even braver when it all went so horribly wrong and he had to face all the monsters that were created!

  76. I subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  77. I have liked Walt Disney on facebook.

  78. Simba from The Lion King

  79. Liked Walt Disney Studios on Facebook

  80. Like the ‘Australian Girl’ Doll – Emily

  81. Like the Tiger Tribe Wooden Boxset Barn House from Little Obsessions

  82. Like the Pull Along Deer Lillifee from Bright Button Toys

  83. Like the Avidiva – Lelby’s Owl – Bluebell Stripe

  84. Liked WDSAandNZ on facebook:

    Loved Boo – she braved those nasty monsters and had herself a lot of fun.

  85. I also loved Violet from the Incredibles whose adventures taught her to be brave enough to tie back her hair

  86. I think Nemos dad is the bravest character. He went across the ocean looking for his son, he faced many obstacles but just kept swimming

  87. Like Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on Facebook

  88. Follow @DisneyStudiosAU on Twitter

  89. Subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  90. Follow Hip little on on Pinterest

  91. Aladdin because I would be extremely scared of falling off that magic carpet!

  92. Liked Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on Facebook

  93. Subscribed to weekly emails

  94. Love the Flatout Bear from Sustainababy

  95. Love the Green Pavillion from Petit

  96. liked walt disney on fbook

  97. Le Toy Van Honeybake Oven and Hob Set from Little Obsessions

  98. Simba as hes brave and fights for his rights, he is courageous and even makes everything a better place to live in by fighting for his family

  99. Paws from Santa Paws has to be the bravest – he risked his own life to save Santa and keep the magic of Christmas alive!

  100. Liked Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on Facebook

  101. Following @DisneyStudiosAU on Twitter @Mishmumof3

  102. Subscribed to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  103. Follow Hip little One on Pinterest

  104. snow white she could up with alot from her evil withc step mum and then faced death

  105. liked disney facebook

  106. followed disney on twitter

  107. Little Nemo was so brave to get himself out of that filter using his disabled fin and conquered it due to pure commitment.

  108. Already Subscribed 🙂

  109. Already Liked on FB 🙂

  110. Mulan 🙂

  111. I like Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on Facebook

  112. I follow @DisneyStudiosAU on Twitter

  113. I subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  114. I follow Hip little on on Pinterest

  115. At Sustainababy I love the ERGObaby Carrier – Organic Twill – Navy with Midnight Lining

  116. My favourite item at Tiny Twig is the very pretty Girls Smock Dress RR Multifloral 🙂

  117. From hootkid I love the Ra Ra Legging – Candy Pink

  118. My favourite at Nana Clair’s Gifts is the Missi Missi Bean Bag- JUNIOR SIZE- Hot Pink with Flowers 🙂

  119. Heroic Colonel, the old sheepdog, from 101 Dalmatians for his attempt, with his friend Tibbs, the grey horse, to rescue the pups destined, otherwise, to become Cruella’s fur coat.

  120. Mulan is a brave girl, who stands in her elderly father’s place to join the army.

  121. Fan of Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on FB

  122. Following @DisneyStudiosAU on Twitter

  123. Have subscribed to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  124. Following Hip little on on Pinterest (md201204)

  125. Like Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on Facebook

  126. Follow @DisneyStudiosAU on Twitter

  127. email subscriber

  128. cinderalla as she teaches the kids to overcome the bullies and not listen to them that life can improve and nothing wrong with getting a little help from friends

  129. •Like Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on Facebook

  130. already a fan on facebook page

  131. love this item on havoc denim love they have my daughters size too as not many pages cater for the tweens http://www.havocdenim.com/product/girls-queens-crochet-playsuit

  132. Already Like Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on Facebook

  133. Follow @DisneyStudiosAU on Twitter

  134. already Subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  135. already Follow Hip little on on Pinterest

  136. hootkid.- love the Kinder Bag – Yellow School Bus

  137. Even heroes who cause more strife than they should ought to get a mention so I’m giving my vote to good old Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas

  138. Love the Peter Rabbit Naturally Better – Classic Gift Set at Sustainababy

  139. so handy is the Personalised Height Chart with Jungle Design from StickyBiz

  140. JUST FOR MUM! Nicole Summer Tote from Littlebooteek is so bright and colourful

  141. Liked Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on Facebook

  142. Following @DisneyStudiosAU on Twitter

  143. Subscribed to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  144. Following Hip little on on Pinterest

  145. Shrek. He’s green, he’s ugly and grumpy but he has a heart of gold.

  146. I already subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  147. Mary Poppins- For taking on the position of Looking after 2 children who have made other Nannies lives miserable!

  148. I subscribe to HLO newsletter.

  149. Mulan is my bravest and favourite, she tried everything no matter what 🙂

  150. Like Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on Facebook

  151. Follow @DisneyStudiosAU on Twitter

  152. Subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  153. Follow Hip little on on Pinterest

  154. Tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter using @hiplittleone and @DisneyStudiosAU in your tweet

  155. Lion King – very brave!

  156. I like Walt Disney Studios on Facebook.

  157. I am an e-mail subscriber.

  158. I like Matilda at Australian Girl.

  159. I like Travel Nest at Earlybirds.

  160. I like Amber Teething Necklaces at Gummy Babies.

  161. I like DaVinci Art Cabinets at Art Eater.

  162. Marlin from Finding Nemo because he travelled to the ends of the ocean to save his son and encountered all sorts of dangers on the way and never gave up.

  163. Have liked Walt Disney Studios on facebook.

  164. Snow White is the the bravest because she stumbled upon seven little men she’d never met before – and she wasn’t even scared!

  165. Simba for standing up to his scary uncle!!!!!

  166. I already like Walt Disney Studios on FB 🙂

  167. I follow @DisneyStudiosAU on Twitter!

  168. I subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  169. Love the simple but gorgeous Under the Nile Sleeping Doll Tan Stripe on avidiva.com.au

  170. This Mini Rodini Chambray jumpsuit on skiptomylou.com.au is so sweet and on sale!!!!! – http://www.skiptomylou.com.au/shop/mini-rodini-chambray-jumpsuit/

  171. Love this very sweet dress from havocdenim.com – http://www.havocdenim.com/product/girls-nolita-flutter-dress

  172. maternitysale.com.au has some very nice maternity dresses, I particularly like the
    Pastel-striped singlet dress – http://www.maternitysale.com.au/pastel-striped-maternity-singlet-dress-p-159.html?osCsid=20f0bc0a220bf193529fd07e4a7af837

  173. I think Beast is the bravest because he overcame his fears for love 🙂

  174. I like Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand on Facebook

  175. I subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  176. Just love these Flatout Frankie toys from littlebooteek.com.au, particularly the aeroplane – http://www.littlebooteek.com.au/Create/Flatout-Frankie-Little-Aeroplane/68/1599/productview.aspx

  177. Love this adorable swimsuit from skiptomylou – http://www.skiptomylou.com.au/shop/kiniki-ruffle-swimsuit/

  178. The french backpacks on rubyandthedodo are the cutest I’ve seen, especially the fox and the giraffe! <3 – http://rudyandthedodo.com.au/index.php?p=product&id=1945&parent=0

  179. I loved Belle, she was able to survive awayf rom her family and taught me that reading is the most important tool in your arsenal when you want to escape an uncomfortable situation.

  180. Followed on facebook – clare.amber7

  181. Following on twitter – girlsaveshouse

  182. Awesome giveaway!!!
    Fox and the hound brave friends for being there when it counts!

  183. Like and shared on facebook

  184. I subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  185. Following Hip little on on Pinterest

  186. Ariel, The Little Mermaid, is the bravest as she stood up to her father King Triton, her sisters, Ursula and Flotsam & Jetsam just so she could be with the one she loved.

  187. Donald Duck because he is always in mickey mouses’s shadow

  188. I think Oliver was a very brave kitten in Oliver & Company! For a cat to work with a group of dogs, let alone being with Fagin’s gang and scary Sikes, yes, very brave!!

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.