Brave (formerly called The Bear and the Bow) is a new animated film from Pixar that will be coming out in 2012 set in 18th century Scotland about a Scottish princess who dreams of becoming an archer (according to the BBC). And if you can believe this, it's directed by Brenda Chapman, who was the first American woman to directed an animated feature film in 1998 for The Prince of Egypt. Knowing that the first American woman to direct a feature animated film was only 12 years ago really makes my blood boil. There are thousands of talented female directors, animators, storyboard artists and character designers and 1998 was the first time one of them was given a chance to prove it to the world? Sometimes the film industry disgusts me. I hope that this gives a boost to the confidence of all women in animation to keep pushing ahead in their paths to doing what they want to accomplish. Sexism in the art and entertainment industry needs to be stamped out.
I can't wait to see this movie.