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Mindy Johnson is an author, filmmaker, educator and historian specializing in animation and film. Her books include her latest landmark book, Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation, combines a history of one of American’s greatest art forms with in-depth accounts of the remarkable and often unsung female artists who brought Walt Disney’s animated masterpieces to vivid life. Johnson’s earlier volumes include: Tinker Bell – An Evolution, the multi-award-winning, critically acclaimed tome about everyone’s favorite fairy. Johnson has also contributed to several noted volumes on animation history, including The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921-1968 and Marc Davis: Walt Disney’s Renaissance Man, a celebration of one of Walt Disney’s legendary animators. Johnson is currently working on a young readers volume exploring early women of animation entitled: Pencils, Pens & Brushes – Great Girls of Disney Animation, to be released in 2019. In addition to teaching film and animation history in Los Angeles, Johnson writes, lectures and creatively consults for major studios and independent production entities. She is also an award-winning playwright, Grammy-nominated songwriter and a musician and vocalists on several recordings.


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