Happy Birthday Blog: Brenda Chapman

Happy Birthday Blog: Brenda Chapman

Brenda Chapman

November 1, 1962

Beason, Illinois, USA

Known For: First woman to direct an animated feature from a major studio.

One of the things you might not know about Dr. Kristen and I is that we love animated movies. Especially those from our childhood. A bonding moment from our friendship was when we balled together through “Inside Out.” For that reason, and many more, we’re delighted to celebrate the birthday of US writer, animation story artist, and director Brenda Chapman. Brenda worked on some of our favorite animated movies, from The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, to Brave, Cars, and much more.

I found this great short video from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (think Oscars) – where she talks about her creative process and how she feeds her spark!

Happy birthday, Brenda and thanks for helping to animate some of our all-time favs!

You can learn more about Brenda here.

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