Pixar lets woman direct movie

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Pixar lets a lady direct a movie.

Pixar is pretty well known for being a dudefest. All of its movies have had male leads, while some bro-downs like Up had almost no ladies whatsoever.

That's changing, however, with Brave, a movie which not only stars a female protagonist — a tomboy princess who would rather shoot arrows than wear a tiara — but also Pixar's first female writer/director, Brenda Chapman

Look how happy she is:

Brenda Chapman will be Pixar's first female director.

Teeth clenchingly so. If you're excited about Pixar's belated estrogen injection, simmer down — you've still got to wait, as the movie won't be released until June 15, 2012.