Ava DuVernay, who was long rumored to be Disney's choice to direct A Wrinkle in Time, has finally officially gotten the nod from the house of Mouse. The movie will be written by Jennifer Lee, who you may remember was a writer and co-director for Frozen.
Frozen 2's directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee can't reveal much about Anna and Elsa's next adventure, but they have shared a few spoiler-free hints about their plans for the sequel.
Do you want to fight the Black Thing?
Madeline L'Engle's 1962 book A Wrinkle In Time has so many things to love. An emotionally immature adolescent protagonist who also happens to be female? Yes please. Ancient supernatural beings who act as the hero's advisors and guardians, who also happen to be female? Heck yes. And now, an upcoming movie adaptation from the female writer who made Frozen? Holy Tessarects, are we excited.
It's party time! Party time! Excellent!
Welcome to day one of our week-long series of films by female directors. Today: Mainstream movies. All hail Wayne's World.
History of Women in Animation Part Two!
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.
Good News Everyone!
topped the billion-dollar mark at the global box office last weekend, the significance wasn't just that Disney execs are going to be snapping up the world's stock of private islands when Christmas bonus time rolls around this year. Nope. Frozen
is now the first film to make a billion dollars... that was also directed by a woman.
Today in things that make us scream incoherently
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For a while now I've been keeping my eye on Frozen
, Disney's upcoming animated film loosely based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale The Snow Queen
. (What was that Disney said before about not doing any more fairy tale movies
? Guess they changed their minds.) It already had one director, Chris Buck
, who has decades of experience in character design and animation and also co-directed Disney's Tarzan
. Now Deadline
is reporting that Frozen
has a second director: Wreck-It Ralph
co-writer Jennifer Lee