Guess you can call it lucky 13.
After 12 films directed by guys, Pixar has finally hired a woman — Brenda Chapman — to helm its 13th film which is entitled Brave. Chapman will also write the film. She previously directed the Prince of Egypt for Dreamworks. Her hiring was actually announced last spring but since they changed the title of the film from The Bear and the Bow to Brave, I guess they wanted to announce it again for some reasons.
Here’s the description of the the film from the Hollywood Reporter:
…tomboyish royal named Merida who would rather focus on archery. After getting into a fight with her mom, she makes a reckless choice that has serious consequences to her father’s kingdom, putting all their lives in peril.
Voices in the film will include Reese Witherspoon and Emma Thompson and will be produced by Katherine Sarafian.
The release date is already scheduled for June 15, 2012.
Pixar announces first female director (Hollywood Reporter)