The Queens of Animation


      The Queens of Animation
In The Queens of Animation, bestselling author Nathalia Holt recounts the dramatic stories of an incredibly influential group of women who have slipped under the radar for decades but have touched all our lives These women infiltrated the all male domain of Disney Studios and used early technologies to create the rich artwork and iconic storylines that would reach millions of viewers across generations Over the decades while battling sexism, domestic abuse, and workplace harassment these women also fought to influence the way female characters are depicted to young audiences.Based on extensive interviews and exclusive access to archival and personal documents, The Queens of Animation tells the story of their vital contribution 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. Download The Queens of Animation – tbjewellers.co.uk

Nathalia Holt, Ph.D is a science writer and the New York Times bestselling author of Cured The People who Defeated HIV and Rise of the Rocket Girls The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Slate, Popular Science, and Time She has trained at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard University, the University of Southern California, and Tulane University She lives with her husband and their two daughters in Boston, MA.

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • The Queens of Animation
  • Nathalia Holt
  • 05 April 2017

10 thoughts on “ The Queens of Animation

  1. says:

    The Queens of Animation by Nathalia Holt is a 2019 Little Brown publication.Although it is long overdue, it is still nice to see the women who worked on many of the classic Disney films we all know, and love, finally receiving public acknowledgement for their contributions Grace Huntington, Retta Scott, Sylvia Holland, Bianca Majolie, and Mary Blair are the women profiled in this book, which also follows a timeline, beginning in 1936 and ending in 2013 The movies these ladies helped to The Queens of Animation by Nathalia Holt is a 2019 Little Brown publication.Although it is long overdue, it is still nice to see the women who worked on many of the classic Disney films we all know, and love, finally receiving public acknowledgement for their contributions Grace Huntington, Retta Scott, Sylvia Holland, Bianca Majolie, and Mary Blair are the women profiled in this book, which also follows a timeline, beginning in 1936 and ending in 2013 The movies these ladies helped to develop, the influence they had on the process of creating these classic films, and the myriad of challenges they faced professiona...

  2. says:

    I was interested in the biography aspects of lesser known employees at Walt Disney Studio in the early years But what we have here is a book with an agenda so thick, that this isn t a biography so much as a platform to scream white men are pigs The women and non white males are made out to be god s gift to the world read angelic and perfect and supremely talented while the obviously Caucasian men either refuse to do work, jeer at everyone, go to parties, create the worst aspects of I was interested in the biography aspects of lesser known employees at Walt Disney Studio in the early years But what we have here is a book with an agenda so thick, that this isn t a biography so much as a platform to scream white men are pigs The women and non white males are made out to be god s gift to the world read angelic and perfect and supremely talented while the obviously Caucasian men either refuse to do work, jeer at everyone, go to parties, create the worst aspects of Disney films, or have special club areas that no one else can attain so they can lounge do nothing The irony to me is that this book is the exact same thing it purports to abhor it s just as one dimensional in it...

  3. says:

    Note I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review The rise of women in the workplace, no matter what side of the world it occurred on, was frightening to some men, and they approached the perceived threat much as toddlers would a monster under the bed by crying about it Nathalia Holt s book tells the story of the women who helped shape the early days of Disney Studios and its projects Before reading this, I only knew about Mary Blair, but was very excited to Note I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review The rise of women in the workplace, no matter what side of the world it occurred on, was frightening to some men, and they approached the perceived threat much as toddlers would a monster under the bed by crying about it Nathalia Holt s book tells the story of the women who helped shape the early days of Disney Studios and its projects Before reading this, I only knew about Mary Blair, but was very excited to learn about other women, including Bianca Majolie, Sylvia Holland, and Retta Scott Their stories were eye opening, to say the least Their contributions to Disney films such as Snow White, Bambi, Cinderella, Dumbo, Pinocchio, Peter Pan and even Saludos Amigos are criminally understated and unknown I would go so far as to say that these works wouldn t h...

  4. says:

    This book should have been called The History of Animation at Disney I had issues with several things.The author would briefly introduce a female animator, give a sentence or two about her, then proceed to move on to minute technical details about the process being used at that time to create animation By the time she got back to talking about the woman, I had forgotten who she was referring to ...

  5. says:

    Addition to reviewWhile reading Fantasyland, I came across a section about Congress s hearings into Un American Activities in the 1950s, AKA the Communist hysteria aka McCarthyism, and who was a star witness for this nonsense Why, Walt Disney He was still pissed about the strike that shut down the studios 6 years ago and was getting revenge by blaming the whole thing on Commies The strike was called by the union to get fair wages and creative representation who wants thatIt was Addition to reviewWhile reading Fantasyland, I came across a section about Congress s hearings into Un American Activities in the 1950s, AKA the Communist hysteria aka McCarthyism, and who was a star witness for this nonsense Why, Walt Disney He was still pissed about the strike that shut down the studios 6 years ago and was getting revenge by blaming the whole thing on Commies The strike was called by the union to get fair wages and creative representation who wants thatIt was covered in this crappy book, but the author never mentions Disney s involvement in the McCarthy hearings While the book s supposed focus is the women of Disney studios...

  6. says:

    It was the 1956 rerelease of Fantasia that rocked my world I was four years old and Mom took me to a Buffalo, NY theater to see my first movie The images and the music made a lasting impression, driving a lifelong love for symphonic music I already was in love with illustrative art, thanks to the Little Golden Books that my mother brought home from her weekly grocery shopping trips My favorite was I Can Fly, illustrated by Mary Blair And on my wall were Vacu Form Nursery Rhyme characters It was the 1956 rerelease of Fantasia that rocked my world I was four years old and Mom took me to a Buffalo, NY theater to see my first movie The images and the music made a lasting impressio...

  7. says:

    I consider myself very lucky to have grown up during the Disney Renaissance The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, etc I have been a Disney nerd ever since As soon as I saw The Queens of Animation was going to be releasing this fall, I knew I needed to read it Thank you littlebrown partner Pub Day 10 22 2019.The Queens of Animation explores the often unacknowledged role of women in the history Disney Animation 1930s present..I really enjoyed this book While the I consider myself very lucky to have grown up during the Disney Renaissance The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, etc I have been a Disney nerd ever since As soon as I saw The Queens of Animation was going to be releasing this fal...

  8. says:

    I really enjoyed this The story of Disney told through the women who made the studio what it is today I always thought Disney was a big unstoppable powerhouse, so it was interesting to read about how often they bombed and came close to losing everything Side note which only applies to the audio version whenever the narrator quoted an article or news report, her voice was filtered to sound like it was coming from an old time radio speaker It was a nifty little piece of flavor that I I really enjoyed this The story of Disney told through...

  9. says:

    I received a free copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway The Queens of Animation is the story of Disney s female workforce over the course of the company s history Like other works discussing women s history in the 20 th century this one follows the big historical events struggles through the depression, expansion of women s roles in the WwII homefront, post war regression and changes brought forced by technological advance.For Disney it seems nothing...

  10. says:

    Thank you to Goodreads for my copy of this book I really enjoyed The Queens of Animation but not for the reasons I thought I would This book is rich with Disney history and the evolution of animation, and it highlights the work ofwomen than I expected But the sheer amount of information meant that each woman is introduced quickly I had difficulty keeping track of everyone s names and histories, and by the end I only had the sense of who a handful of the women were as people I feel Thank you to Goodreads for my copy of this book I r...

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