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An Invisible History: Trailblazing Women of Animation(Various)

As unseen as the celluloid canvas they worked on, women have been at the forefront of animation from the very beginning, yet their presence and artistic contributions have largely gone unrecognized, undocumented and have become virtually invisible. From the earliest black-and-white silent animated shorts, to feature length animation, to xerography and the advent of CAPS digital animation systems, trailblazing women have brought their legacy of animating stories to vibrant, multicolored life. Author-historian, Mindy Johnson takes you behind the celluloid curtain into the widely unseen world of ink pens, paintbrushes, pigments, pencils and pixels. Johnson’s groundbreaking research widens the lens to reveal the invisible half of our collected animated past, featuring women whose pioneering work redefines the cinematic roots of film animation. This landmark event features a once-in-a-lifetime panel of trailblazing and award-winning women, including Academy Award-winning director, Brenda Chapman; DreamWorks Animation studio head, Bonnie Arnold; and leading artists who worked on such classics as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, The Lion King, Brave, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, How To Train Your Dragon and many more! Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with an introduction by Randy Haberkamp, Managing Director of Preservation and Foundation Programs at the Academy. (Digital)

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