Female artists of film animation honored @ AMPAS

From the earliest pioneers of hand-rendered animated films, to the advent of digital technology, women have been at the forefront of the animation medium.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the women who have been at the forefront of film animation Mindy Johnson, author of Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation, along with a panel of trailblazing artists, will host an event that illuminates and honors the history of women in animation.

Panelists include:

  • Gretchen Albrecht (“Robin Hood”)
  • Jane Baer (“Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”)
  • Lorna Cook, the lead character animator on “The Lion King;
  • Eleanor Dahlen (“Sleeping Beauty”)
  • Jun Falkenstein (“Despicable Me”)
  • Virginia Fleener, animator at Disney Studios during WWII
  • Carole Holliday (“Prince of Egypt”)
  • Patty Peraza (“Beauty and the Beast”), the first credited female effects animator at Disney Features
  • Tina Price (“Fantasia 2000”), the first female “Head of Computer Animation” at Walt Disney

An Invisible History: Trailblazing Women of Animation | AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills | Mon, Aug 7

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