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LA Times on the State of Female Directors in Animated Feature Films


The Los Angeles Times has spoken with Pixar’s Brenda Chapman about the state of female feature film directors in the animation industry. Chapman, the former director of Brave who was removed from the project late last year, states, “I think it’s a really sad state. We’re in the 21st century and there are so few stories geared towards girls, told from a female point of view.” The article also notes the general lack of women outside of producer roles in the animation industry, while also pointing out an influx of women in animation education programs and into the industry as a whole in junior positions.

(via TZ member OriginalGagBonke, via Cartoon Brew)

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