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Inspired By Her Daughter: An Interview with CalArts Alumna/Co-Director of 'Brave' Brenda Chapman

July 25, 2012
Ms. Magazine Blog

Brave, which came out on June 22nd, features a princess, Merida (Kelly Macdonald), who defies traditional gender roles and refuses to marry her potential suitors. The film features Pixar’s first woman protagonist and was Pixar’s first feature directed by a woman director, Brenda Chapman. Such a woman-centric film in an industry dominated by men grabbed our attention, so we sought out co-director Chapman to learn about her experiences with the film and in the wider animation community.  Read story

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