Fairy tales have gotten kind of a bad reputation, especially among women…So what I was trying to do was just turn everything on its head. Merida is not upset about being a princess or being a girl. She knows what her role is. She just wants to do it her way, and not her mother’s way.
I wanted a real girl…not one that very few could live up to with tiny, skinny arms, waist and legs. I wanted an athletic girl. I wanted a wildness about her, so that’s where the hair came in, to underscore that free spirit. But mainly I wanted to give girls something to look at and not feel inadequate.s” —
‘Brave’ Director/Writer Brenda Chapman describing Merida, Pixar’s first female protagonist (via atouchofvenus)
I think the last time I posted this it was a shorter version of the quote