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Brenda Chapman Speaks About Role of Women in Animation

Brenda Chapman

This LA Times article about the changing role of women in animation offers the first quote I’ve seen from Brenda Chapman since she was kicked off of Pixar’s Brave:

“I think it’s a really sad state. We’re in the 21st century and there are so few stories geared towards girls, told from a female point of view.”

The article goes on to say that she was fired from Brave over “creative differences” and that she is currently on a leave of absence from Pixar, though she will receive a directing credit on the film. My guess — and it’s only a guess — is that she has to remain with the company contractually until the film is completed in order to receive her credit.

See also: Meet Jennifer Yuh Nelson, the director of Kung Fu Panda 2