On August 7 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present an evening’s discussion about the role of women artists in animation through its history and development. “An Invisible History: Trailblazing Women of Animation” is schedule for 7:30 p.m., and tickets are available now for $5 each.
An Invisible History: Trailblazing Women of Animation – From the earliest pioneers of hand-rendered animated films, to the advent of digital technology, women have been at the forefront of the animation medium, yet their extraordinary contributions have largely gone unrecognized. Join Mindy Johnson, author of the landmark volume Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation, along with a stellar panel of trailblazing artists, as they raise the celluloid curtain on the remarkable history of women in animation.
Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation will be published on September 5 by Disney Editions. Johnson is an award-winning author and historian who penned Tinker Bell: An Evolution and was a contributing writer for The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921-1968 (Taschen) and Marc Davis: Walt Disney’s Renaissance Man (Disney Editions).