Brenda Chapman (co-director, co-screenplay and story) seems to be the force behind this ... I may be wrong but I think this is the first Pixar feature film to be directed and originated by a woman, and in my opinion it is truly wonderful. It sustained excellence right the way through the film, something that most of the other Pixar pieces didn't quite achieve in my opinion. Call me a sloppy date, but I dehydrated behind my 3D specs ... Even my T-shirt was wet when I left the theatre! And I'm not a mother or a daughter which is where this movie lives thematically.