I can't even explain how much i waited for this movie. Finally i got to watch it and it was better than i expected.
Brave is one of the few Disney movies that doesn't concentrate on the "love story" of the main character. Instead it shows the relationship between a mother and a daughter and how you can change your life. It's funny, cute and sad at the same time. Keeping you at the edge of your seat and even though Merinda is a fantasy person, you can actually relate to her life.
The animation is beautiful with Pixar doing an amazing job. They also taking their time showing more of the world with landscapes,etc something that i've last seen in animated Disney movie with Pocahontas. It gives an entirely different vibe and feeling to the movie.
Another change is the absence of the songs. There are barely 2-3 songs, and are all used as a background music. Still, it has an awesome soundtrack.
And as for the voice acting i believe it's was chosen really good. It's like every voice is the real voice of the character and you can feel the actors living through the story.
For another time Disney is giving us a good story. Taking a different step and leaving the girly animation movies behind and going into something more adventurous and generic.