Disney has always been the land of Princesses and Fairies, but with Pixar’s new announcement, they are also making a big leap for women in film.

They’ve just announced that for the first time since they started making films, Pixar’s next film will be both written and directed by a woman, Brenda Chapman.

Her new film, called ‘The Brave’, will feature the talents of Reese Witherspoon, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, and Julie Walters.

Disney says the flick, which was previously titled “The Bear and the Bow,” is about a 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.

Expect the movie to hit big screens in the early summer of 2012.

Source: THR