|Brenda Chapman to leave Pixar|
Brenda Chapman was to be the first woman animator to direct a Pixar film. The 2012 Brave was based on her own story.
However, Chapman was removed from the top directorial spot "due to creative differences", according to Disney, and co-shared directing credits with Mark Andrews.
Brenda Chapman remained at work at Pixar, and actively promoted the film through her website.
Pixar Portal now claims that Chapman revealed in a lunchtime meeting that she left Pixar at the end of July, and she is now working as a consultant for Lucasfilm's animation department.
Brenda Chapman graduated from Cal Arts (Bachelor of Fine Arts), and started her career in Disney (Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, Lion King). She moved to Dreamworks, where she directed (in 1998) Prince of Egypt, before moving to Pixar.
So far, there is no official Pixar announcement. However, at @BrendaChapman twitter account, the director herself receives congratulations, and thanks accordingly.