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February 27, 2013
Marin Independent Journal

Marin's Brenda Chapman shares Oscar glory for 'Brave' with her teenage daugthter

By Paul Liberatore

For Marin Filmmaker Brenda Chapman, the best part of winning the animated feature Oscar for co-directing Pixar's "Brave" was being able to stand on the Dolby Theatre stage in Hollywood on Sunday night and proudly tell the world that her 13-year-old daughter Emma, an eighth-grader at Mill Valley Middle School, was the inspiration for Merida, the movie's headstrong young Scottish heroine.

"That was a big dream come true," she said in a phone interview this week from her office at Lucasfilm in the Presidio. "It was really fantastic." Read More.

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