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Entries from August 28th, 2012

David Hand Collection to Animation Hall of Fame

August 28th, 2012 · No Comments · Animators, Film and television archives, Filmmakers, Producers

For my undergraduate History of Animation class, I’m obliged to give a pretest to judge my student’s knowledge of the topic. A favorite question is, “Who was the director of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Bambi?” Alas, no one has a clue, even though almost every student has seen these films […]

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The Case of Brenda Chapman

August 22nd, 2012 · 2 Comments · Directors, Feature films, Women Filmmakers

Photo by Deborah Coleman/Pixar. On August 14th, Brenda Chapman wrote an op-ed piece for The New York Times,  “Stand Up for Yourself, and Mentor Others,” which starts off by asking, “How can we get more women in positions of power in Hollywood?” The piece was the result of Chapman being fired during the production of […]

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