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Did Pixar Just Replace Its First Female Director?

Two years ago, when the blogosphere mulled whether Pixar's paucity of female protagonists constituted a gender problem, the studio touted its 2012 Reese Witherspoon–voiced film Brave, which was to be written and directed by Brenda Chapman (The Prince of Egypt). Now, though, Cartoon Brew reports that Chapman has been replaced by story artist Mark Andrews, and while these developments happen fairly often in the animation world, this one is certain to be the subject of more scrutiny since Chapman was the first director to crack Pixar's male monopoly. (Hopefully, she won't be banished to wherever Bo Peep was sent in between Toy Story 2 and 3.) [Cartoon Brew via Slashfilm]