Fact #77

Retta Scott was the first woman to receive a film  credit as an animator on a Disney film. She first worked on Bambi, then went on to contribute to Fantastia, Dumbo and the Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad

Another notable female from Disney was Mary Blair, who did concept art for Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South and Cinderella. She had a very distinctive style.

Brenda Chapman was the first female to direct a feature length Pixar film, also becoming the first female to win the Academy award for Best Animated Feature.

More recently, Jennifer Lee became the first female to direct a feature length Disney film.

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2 responses to “Fact #77

  1. Dann Scott Marceau

    My Great-aunt Retta and Mary Blair were buddies, in fact they at one time they lived together. My great-grandfather tried to dissuade aunt Retta from drawing, claiming that art was a man’s profession. I wonder how Bambi would have turned out had she listened to great-grandfather?

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