Sunday saw some hoopla online amongst Pixar fans caused by a reference made by Pete Docter to what appeared to be previously unannounced project titled "Brave". As is to be expected, scores of theories quickly emerged. /Film, for example, posited that "Brave" could be a new adaptation of The Brave Little Toaster being produced at Pixar.
Well now, while Pixar publicity declined to go on the record on the subject, a trusted well-placed source confirms that "Brave" is simply an internal name for Pixar's winter 2011 feature The Bear and the Bow.
The movie, being directed by Brenda Chapman and billed as "Pixar's first fairy tale" is, as we've known for a while, centred around a "brave" Scottish Princess Merida, voiced by Reese Witherspoon.
No Cannes to California jet lag induced slip after all!