THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
BRENDA CHAPMAN (Director) has the distinction of being
the first female director of a major animated feature film.
Born and raised in Illinois, Chapman developed an interest in
animation in her teens, which led her to study at California Institute
of the Arts (CalArts). During her summer breaks, she began her
professional career working in syndicated television animation.
After graduating with a BFA in Character Animation, she was a
story trainee on the animated hit "The Little Mermaid."
She later served as head of story on the blockbuster "The
Lion King," overseeing both the writers and the artists on
Chapman also worked in story and development on such successful
animated films as "The Rescuers Down Under," "Beauty
and the Beast" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."
She has been with DreamWorks Animation from its inception in the
fall of 1994.
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