Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The Women Behind Disney

A painter at work on a scene from Pinocchio, whose 1940 release was perceived as a financial disappointment compared with that of Snow White, three years earlier. © Walt Disney Productions/Photofest
From Vanity Fair's article, Coloring the Kingdom

I just wanted to share a really insightful podcast a friend sent me today. It's a brief  history of the women artists at Disney and how animation was and still is a male dominated field. (The women doing this podcast are not animators, so it's kind of interesting to hear outsiders discussing this.)

Podcast: The Women Behind Disney
http://www.stuffmomnevertoldyou.com/podcasts/the-women-behind-disney/


The article, Coloring the Kingdom, they mention in Vanity Fair can be found here:
http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2010/03/disney-animation-girls-201003


Here's another neat link I found from the Walt Disney Family Museum:
http://www.waltdisney.org/storyboard/worth-much-man-cracking-celluloid-ceiling

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