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Brenda Chapman is a Actor, Director, Story and Script Supervisor American born on 1 november 1962

Brenda Chapman

Brenda Chapman
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Nationality USA
Birth 1 november 1962 (57 years)

Brenda Chapman (born November 1, 1962) is an American writer, animation story artist and director. In 1998, she became the first woman to direct an animated feature from a major studio, DreamWorks Animation's The Prince of Egypt. She recently co-directed the Pixar film Brave, becoming the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Best films

The Lion King (2019)
(Story)
The Lion King (1994)
(Script Supervisor)
Brave (2012)
(Director)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
(Story)
Chicken Run (2000)
(Storyboard)
The Prince of Egypt (1998)
(Director)

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(5 films)
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Howard Ashman
(2 films)
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Steve Purcell
(1 films)
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Jim Cummings
(4 films)
James Baxter
James Baxter
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Brenda Chapman (10 films)

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Actress

Strange Magic, 1h39
Directed by Gary Rydstrom
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley
Roles Imp
Rating58% 2.9105352.9105352.9105352.9105352.910535
The realm is divided between a land of fairies and light, and a land of bog creatures living in the dark forest. Primrose flowers, which are a crucial ingredient to love potions, mark the border between the lands. Marianne is a fairy princess and heir to the throne of the Fairy Kingdom, and is engaged to be married to Roland, a handsome warrior who breaks her heart when she discovers him kissing another fairy on their wedding day. Scorned, Marianne vows to never fall in love again. Sometime later, her sister Dawn, who frequently says she is in love, is distraught regarding the upcoming Spring Ball over which boy she could meet there. Her best friend Sunny, an elf who has a crush on Dawn, tries to cheer her up with a song, but they are nearly devoured by a giant lizard before a hardened Marianne rescues them. Sunny, having fallen through the border of the dark forest, finds a Primrose petal, which he subsequently hides when fleeing the forest.
Up
Up (2009)
, 1h36
Directed by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Scoutisme, Transport films, Vieillesse, Aviation films, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Edward Asnere, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Delroy Lindo
Roles Additional Voices (voice)
Rating81% 4.09764.09764.09764.09764.0976
Carl Fredricksen is a young 8-year-old boy who idolizes famous explorer Charles Muntz. Muntz has been accused of fabricating the skeleton of a giant exotic bird he says he discovered at Paradise Falls, and vows to return there to catch one alive. One day Carl befriends a girl named Ellie, who is also a fan of Muntz. She confides to Carl her desire to move her "clubhouse"—an abandoned house in the neighborhood—to a cliff overlooking Paradise Falls. Carl and Ellie eventually get married and live together in the restored house. After suffering a miscarriage and being told they cannot have another child, the two decide to realize their dream of visiting Paradise Falls. They try to save for the trip, but repeatedly end up spending the money on more pressing needs. Finally, an elderly Carl arranges for the trip, but Ellie suddenly becomes ill and dies.
The Prince of Egypt, 1h39
Directed by Steve Hickner, Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films about Islam, Children's films
Actors Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amick Byram, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum
Roles Miriam (singing voice) (uncredited)
Rating70% 3.5499253.5499253.5499253.5499253.549925
In Ancient Egypt, Yocheved and her two children, Miriam and Aaron, watch as newborn Hebrew boys are taken and ruthlessly killed as ordered by Pharaoh Seti I, who fears that an increase of Hebrew slaves could lead to rebellion. Fearing for her own newborn son's safety, Yocheved places him in a basket afloat on the Nile. Miriam follows the basket to the Pharaoh's palace and witnesses her baby brother safely adopted by Queen Tuya, who names him Moses.

Director

Brave
Brave (2012)
, 1h33
Directed by Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell, Mark Andrews
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un ours, Witches in film, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kelly Macdonald, Julie Walters, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson
Rating70% 3.5486553.5486553.5486553.5486553.548655
In Scotland, Merida, a young princess of the clan Dunbroch, is given a bow and arrows by her father, King Fergus, for her birthday. Her mother, Queen Elinor, is dismayed. While venturing into the woods to fetch a stray arrow, Merida encounters a will-o'-the-wisp. Soon afterwards, Mor'du, a huge demon-bear, attacks the family. Merida flees on horseback with Elinor, while Fergus fights off Mor'du at the cost of his left leg.
The Prince of Egypt, 1h39
Directed by Steve Hickner, Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films about Islam, Children's films
Actors Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amick Byram, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum
Rating70% 3.5499253.5499253.5499253.5499253.549925
In Ancient Egypt, Yocheved and her two children, Miriam and Aaron, watch as newborn Hebrew boys are taken and ruthlessly killed as ordered by Pharaoh Seti I, who fears that an increase of Hebrew slaves could lead to rebellion. Fearing for her own newborn son's safety, Yocheved places him in a basket afloat on the Nile. Miriam follows the basket to the Pharaoh's palace and witnesses her baby brother safely adopted by Queen Tuya, who names him Moses.

Scriptwriter

The Lion King, 1h58
Directed by Jon Favreau
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Action, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about lions, Films about apes, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Suricate
Actors Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, John Oliver
Roles Story
Rating69% 3.4547953.4547953.4547953.4547953.454795
Le jour se lève sur la savane africaine. Les animaux de toutes sorte engagent un périple vers un piton rocheux. C'est le jour de la présentation aux animaux de Simba, fils du roi lion Mufasa et de la reine lionne Sarabi. Mufasa rend ensuite visite à son frère Scar, qui n'est pas venu à la cérémonie. Ce dernier est jaloux de son frère et convoite son trône. Avec les hyènes, il va échafauder un plan pour le débarrasser de son frère et de Simba, pour s'en emparer.
Brave
Brave (2012)
, 1h33
Directed by Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell, Mark Andrews
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un ours, Witches in film, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kelly Macdonald, Julie Walters, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson
Roles Story
Rating70% 3.5486553.5486553.5486553.5486553.548655
In Scotland, Merida, a young princess of the clan Dunbroch, is given a bow and arrows by her father, King Fergus, for her birthday. Her mother, Queen Elinor, is dismayed. While venturing into the woods to fetch a stray arrow, Merida encounters a will-o'-the-wisp. Soon afterwards, Mor'du, a huge demon-bear, attacks the family. Merida flees on horseback with Elinor, while Fergus fights off Mor'du at the cost of his left leg.
Chicken Run, 1h24
Directed by Nick Park, Peter Lord
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Environmental films, Prison films, Transport films, Aviation films, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Julia Sawalha, Mel Gibson, Timothy Spall, Phil Daniels, Benjamin Whitrow, Tony Haygarth
Roles Storyboard
Rating69% 3.497193.497193.497193.497193.49719
Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy run a failing chicken farm in Yorkshire; the chickens are caged in the style of a prison camp with a high fence and barbed wire, with two dogs that patrol the grounds. As their chickens are producing fewer eggs, Mrs. Tweedy comes up with the idea of converting their product from eggs to chicken pies, and orders a large automatic pie maker.
Fantasia 2000, 1h15
Directed by Eric Goldberg, James Algar, Don Hahn, Pixote Hunt, Hendel Butoy, Gaëtan et Paul Brizzi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Transport films, Cétacé, Films about birds, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Mise en scène d'un canard, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé, Disaster films
Actors James Levine, Steve Martin, Quincy Jones, Bette Midler, Penn Jillette, James Earl Jones
Roles Story
Rating71% 3.598583.598583.598583.598583.59858
Cinquante-huit ans après Fantasia, ce film est composé de huit séquences illustrant huit morceaux de musique classique, interprétés pour la plupart par l'Orchestre symphonique de Chicago sous la direction de James Levine. Chaque séquence est précédée d'une courte présentation par des artistes ayant travaillé pour les studios Disney.
Beauty and the Beast, 1h24
Directed by Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Politique, Psychologie, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'une plante, Films about royalty
Actors Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury
Roles Story
Rating79% 3.997433.997433.997433.997433.99743
An enchantress, disguised as an old beggar, offers a rose to a young prince, in exchange for shelter in his castle from the cold, but the prince refuses. For his arrogance, the enchantress transforms him into a beast and places a spell on the castle. She gives him a magic mirror that enables him to view faraway events, along with the enchanted rose that she had offered. To break the spell, the prince must learn to love another and earn her love in return before the rose's last petal falls on his 21st birthday. If he fails, he will remain a beast forever.
The Little Mermaid, 1h23
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Witches in film, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Samuel E. Wright, Pat Carroll, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars
Roles Storyboard
Rating75% 3.7965553.7965553.7965553.7965553.796555
Ariel, a sixteen-year-old mermaid princess, is dissatisfied with underwater life and is curious about the human world. With her best friend Flounder, Ariel collects human artifacts and goes to the surface of the ocean to visit Scuttle the seagull, who offers very inaccurate knowledge of human culture. She ignores the warnings of her father King Triton, the ruler of Atlantica, and his adviser and court composer Sebastian that contact between merpeople and humans is forbidden.

Direction

The Lion King, 1h29
Directed by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about families, Philosophie, Films about religion, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about lions, Films about apes, Musical films, Political films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Suricate, Films about royalty
Actors Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Joseph Williams
Roles Script Supervisor
Rating84% 4.247914.247914.247914.247914.24791
In the Pride Lands of Africa, a lion rules over the animals as king. The birth of King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi's son Simba creates envy and resentment in Mufasa's younger brother, Scar, who knows his nephew now replaces him as heir to the throne. After Simba has grown into a young cub, Mufasa gives him a tour of the Pride Lands, teaching him the responsibilities of being a king and the circle of life. Later that day, Scar tricks Simba and his best friend Nala into exploring a forbidden elephant graveyard, despite the protests of Mufasa's hornbill majordomo Zazu. At the graveyard, three spotted hyenas named Shenzi, Banzai and Ed attack the cubs before Mufasa, alerted by Zazu, rescues them and forgives Simba for his actions. That night, the hyenas, who are allied with Scar, plot with him to kill Mufasa and Simba.