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  1. A History of Women in Animation: Mothers of a Medium

    Supergirly

    When I first decided to do this article, I was naive. With all the modern resources at my fingertips, I thought finding information on the ladies behind animation would be super easy. “Oh, you sweet summer child,” has run through my head a few times, as I struggled to find even the most basic pieces of information. Standard books used for animation history classes barely mentioned women in passing, much less their achievements. Because of the technical nature of animation, there is an underlying sense of sexism which is not unlike the sexism that exists in the tech space. This is true even today, where it’s not uncommon to be one of a handful of girls within a studio setting. The lack of notable female animation professionals within history only reinforces this assumption that it is ‘boys club’ industry. As a result, the names of women who have moved the industry forward have faded. This is my attempt to bring them back into the spotlight.

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  2. Disney Announces Their Own Streaming Network With Over 400 Titles

    SMILE DARN YA SMILE!

    For a long time, there was a severe lack of Walt Disney Company titles on Netflix. Then slowly but surely, deals started being made and the classic animated films began popping up in my queue. I was very happy, as I'm sure others were. But today, Disney has announced their very own streaming service for a slew of titles launching with their latest hit, Frozen

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  3. Things We Saw Today: The Internet’s Definitive Picture of Hugh Jackman with a Mullet

    Things We Saw Today

    For now, at least. This was taken on day one of Hugh Jackman filming Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie. We could have an entire movie of mulleted Wolverine coming up. I’m frightened. (io9)

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  4. Meryl Streep Takes Walt Disney To Task In Emma Thompson Speech

    "Some of his associates reported that Walt Disney didn’t really like women,” she began. “There is a piece of received wisdom that says that the most creative people are often odd or irritating, eccentric, damaged, difficult; that along with enormous creativity comes certain deficits in humanity or decency. We are familiar with this trope in our business: Mozart, Van GoghTarantino, Eminem. Ezra Pound said, ‘I have not anyone worth a damn who was not irascible.’ Well I have: Emma Thompson. Not only is she not irascible, she’s practically a saint...Streep then couldn’t resist returning to Disney the man: “Disney, who brought joy arguably to billions of people was, perhaps, or had some racist proclivities. He formed and supported an anti-Semitic industry lobbying group and he was certainly, on the evidence of his company’s policies, a gender bigot,” she said, before reading an actual 1938 letter from Disney rejecting a female applicant to the animation trainee program. “When I saw the film, I could just imagine Walt Disney’s chagrin at having to cultivate P.L. Travers’ favor for the 20 years that it took to secure the rights to her work. It must have killed him to encounter in a woman an equally disdainful and superior creature, a person dismissive of his own considerable gifts and prodigious output and imagination.” - Entertainment Weekly reporting on Meryl Streep's speech on Emma Thompson at the National Board of Review dinner. Variety cited a line from that letter...

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  5. Tom Hanks Gives Us His Best Walt Disney In The Saving Mr. Banks Trailer

    It's A World of Laughter A World of Tears

    Just the other day we saw our first official image of Tom Hanks and the always wonderful Emma Thompson from Saving Mr. Banks. The film will tell the story of P.L. Travers (Thompson), creator of Mary Poppins, and Walt Disney's long road to capturing her works. I have to admit, the trailer tugged at my heartstrings a bit. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  6. Things We Saw Today: First Look at Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in Mary Poppins Bio Pic

    Things We Saw Today

    Saving Mr. Banks promises to tell the story of the tumultuous working relationship between Walt Disney and author P.L. Travers, creator of Mary Poppins. (Bleeding Cool)

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  7. Out Of Work Disney Villains Submit Their Resumes

    old gods do new jobs

    Look, being a villain is tough. You almost always wind up back at the drawing board (if not worse). So what's a villain to do? Start sending out those resumes, of course! And thanks to Oh My Disney, we know the experience and particular skill sets of some of our favorite Disney villains.

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  8. Bride Is Ariel, Groom Is Prince Eric, Bridesmaids Are Disney Princesses In The Most Magical Wedding On Earth

    Pretty Pretty Princess

    Jamie Chandler, and new husband Christopher, had a wedding many dream of all of their lives. One where an evil villain sleeps in and misses the whole thing. What? That's kind of what you were thinking, wasn't it? Anyway, the Chandler's looked like they had a whole lot of fun on their special day complete with friends and relatives who were willing to dress up as Disney characters to make it happen. Take a look at the extremely colorful wedding day. (Shari Photography via Yahoo)

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  9. There’s an Opera About Walt Disney, and You Can Watch it Online

    An opera that features cryogenics, a robotic Abraham Lincoln, and utopian visions may sound insane, but it weirdly makes more sense once you learn the opera is about the life of Walt Disney. The Perfect American is an opera by Philip Glass based on the book by the same name, that gives a fictional account of the last few months of Walt Disney's life. The opera will premiere in Madrid, but that's far away. Thankfully, the performance will be streaming online.

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  10. Annie Leibovitz Shoots Taylor Swift As Rapunzel For Disney Parks Campaign

    Consider the Following

    Photographer Annie Leibovitz has been doing a series of portraits depicting Hollywood names as famous Disney characters. In the past she's shot Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella, Rachel Weisz as Snow White, Jessica Biel as Pocahontas, and Queen Latifah as Ursula. The latest is pop-star Taylor Swift as Rapunzel. What do you think? The ad will appear in upcoming issues of Vanity Fair, InStyle, and People magazines. (via USA Today) Previously in Disney

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