The queens of animation : the untold story of the women who transformed the world of Disney and made cinematic history / Nathalia Holt.

By: Holt, Nathalia, 1980-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019Edition: First editionDescription: xiv, 379 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cmISBN: 9780316439152; 0316439150Other title: Untold story of the women who transformed the world of Disney and made cinematic historySubject(s): Walt Disney Animation Studios -- Employees | Women animators -- United States -- History | Animators -- United States -- History | Women in the motion picture industry -- United States -- History | Animation (Cinematography)Genre/Form: Biographies.Summary: From Snow White to Moana, the animated films of Walt Disney Studios have moved and entertained millions. But few fans know that behind these groundbreaking features was an incredibly influential group of women who fought for respect in an often ruthless male-dominated industry and who have slipped under the radar for decades. Holt shows how these women infiltrated the boys' club of Disney's story and animation departments and used early technologies to create the rich artwork and unforgettable narratives that have become part of the American canon. While battling sexism, domestic abuse, and workplace intimidation, these women also fought to transform the way female characters are depicted to young audiences. - Adapted from jacket.
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From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls , the untold, "richly detailed" story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations (Margot Lee Shetterly, New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Figures ). <br> <br> From Snow White to Moana , from Pinocchio to Frozen , the animated films of Walt Disney Studios have moved and entertained millions. But few fans know that behind these groundbreaking features was an incredibly influential group of women who fought for respect in an often ruthless male-dominated industry and who have slipped under the radar for decades. <br> <br> In The Queens of Animation , bestselling author Nathalia Holt tells their dramatic stories for the first time, showing how these women infiltrated the boys' club of Disney's story and animation departments and used early technologies to create the rich artwork and unforgettable narratives that have become part of the American canon. As the influence of Walt Disney Studios grew -- and while battling sexism, domestic abuse, and workplace intimidation -- these women also fought to transform the way female characters are depicted to young audiences.<br> <br> With gripping storytelling, and based on extensive interviews and exclusive access to archival and personal documents, The Queens of Animation reveals the vital contributions these women made to Disney's Golden Age and their continued impact on animated filmmaking, culminating in the record-shattering Frozen , Disney's first female-directed full-length feature film.<br> <br> A Best Book of 2019: Library Journal, Christian Science Monitor , and Financial Times

Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-364) and index.

From Snow White to Moana, the animated films of Walt Disney Studios have moved and entertained millions. But few fans know that behind these groundbreaking features was an incredibly influential group of women who fought for respect in an often ruthless male-dominated industry and who have slipped under the radar for decades. Holt shows how these women infiltrated the boys' club of Disney's story and animation departments and used early technologies to create the rich artwork and unforgettable narratives that have become part of the American canon. While battling sexism, domestic abuse, and workplace intimidation, these women also fought to transform the way female characters are depicted to young audiences. - Adapted from jacket.

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Kirkus Book Review

Inspiring tale of the women who contributed their creative prowess to Walt Disney's creations.Holt (Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars, 2016, etc.), who writes with a researcher's mind and a storyteller's heart, engagingly chronicles the lives of the women animators at Disney from their humble (and much ill-treated) beginnings breaking into the Ink and Paint Department during the company's rough commencement, through its founder's death in 1966, to the studio's modern age. In the majority of the narrative, the author focuses on five fascinating women who broke into the studio and made significant contributions. The first was Bianca Majolie, who went to high school with Walt Disney. The second, Grace Huntington, is worthy of her own biography. When she wasn't laboring over Snow White or Bambi or dealing with the ingrained chauvinism at the studio, she was breaking aviation records as the highest-flying woman on Earth. There's also Sylvia Holland and Ethel Kulsar, whose vision for Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid would find its way onto cinema screens nearly 50 years after they wrote its treatment; and Mary Blair, the visionary who became invaluable to Walt, creating the concept art for Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and the Disneyland attraction It's a Small World. Though these women have long since passedHolt based her portrayals on correspondence, notes, photographs, journals, and interviews with family and friendsthe author's resurrection of this lost age is eminently readable and inspiring and will appeal to the many fans of Hidden Figures. Disney-philes will appreciate many of the rarely revealed stories, some of which are painfule.g., the stars of the racist-leaning Song of the South, among them Academy Award winner Hattie McDaniel, barred from their own premiere.A compelling story of women with talent, artistic vision, and spines of steel. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
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