Andrews Replaces Chapman On “Brave”?

So much for record-breaking. Cartoon Brew reports that director Brenda Chapman has left Disney and Pixar’s “Brave” for unspecified reasons.

Chapman had previous been announced as the director of what is their Summer 2012 feature, however “Up” storyboard artist Mark Andrews has taken over directorial duties as of this week. The release date isn’t expected to be affected.

Previously titled “The Bear and the Bow”, the story focuses on medieval Scottish princess Merida (Reese Witherspoon) who is a wild girl alienated from her family. After a fight with her mother, she makes a reckless choice that has serious consequences to her father’s kingdom and all their lives.

Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson and Julie Walters also star. Chapman was to be the first female director to helm a feature length project for Pixar, now said milestone will not be breached.