Brenda Chapman has left the director’s chair for Pixar’s upcoming movie Brave.
Chapman – who was to be the first female director for the animation studio – is now no longer working at Pixar, reports Cartoon Brew. The filmmaker had previously helmed DreamWorks animation The Prince Of Egypt.
Mark Andrews, the director behind Pixar short film One Man Band, has taken over the film.
Brave centres on a princess who turns her back on royalty to become an archer. Reese Witherspoon, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson and Julie Walters are among the voice cast.
The animation will open in cinemas on June 15, 2012.