“Pixar is starting to become the money making corporation that I hate: No vision, no direction, and just making movies to make money. Look at Cars 2 and how Brave seems like a mix of “How to train your dragon” and “Braveheart”. They couldn’t even use an original name for the movie, they just cut out the heart, the one thing they need more than ever now”
I can agree on the Cars 2 part, but let’s look at the synopsis for Braveheart, shall we?
William Wallace, a commoner, unites the 13th Century Scots in their battle to overthrow English rule.
And the synopsis for Brave
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
Is the Princess not content to live by her predicted path trope old? Yeah - just like nearly every other story.
And for How To Train Your Dragon;
A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.
Those all sound rather different to me, but you saw that they had towering fathers, black animals, and Scottish settings (Or vaguely - HTTYD takes place in the fictional land of Berk, which is I think less Scottish and more Scandinavian?) and immediately thought Brave was a hybrid.
I had no idea someone actually saw this. Yay :D