Here’s a nice treat for a Monday! Entertainment Weekly have been given the honour of debuting the first look at Disney Pixar’s 13th full-length feature , Brave. The movie was previously titled The Bear and Bow and has gone through a bit of a problematic ride after changing director, Brenda Chapman to Mark Andrews late last year although Chapman is still co-directing.

Brave has a voice cast which includes , Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, Emma Thompson and Billy Connolly. We can expect it to hit our cinema screens August 17th 2012 so a while to wait I’m afraid!

Reese Witherspoon was originally going to play the lead role but EW confirm that this is no longer the case and Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald will now fill the role as Merida.

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Merida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Merida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman (Julie Walters) and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Merida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), the surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane).

Rather like these new concept images but then, if it has the word Pixar written on it, I’m sold!