Saturday, July 2, 2016

Disney Needs More Straight Reblog

This video looks at some of the ways in which Disney has been subverting their own princess tropes.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Zootopia's Judy Hopps Reblog

An article I've been working on just went up today over at the Animation World Network. It was so wonderful working with Dan Sarto again. He really helped narrow my idea, and I'm so pleased with how it turned out. Check it out HERE. The article is about gender in animation, and looking at what makes the primary protagonist in Zootopia so unique.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Dragon's Lair Indiegogo

If you want to donate towards an animated pitch to hopefully get funding for a Dragon's Lair film, check out this Indiegogo campaign : )

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Disney Gender All Theatrical Animation

      All American animated theatrically released Disney films (released under Pixar Animation Studios, DisneyToon Studios, ImageMovers Digital, Skellington Productions, Walt Disney Animation, Walt Disney Television Animation), excluding films that included live action, straight to video films that had a single theater or international premier only, shorts, Disney package films, and films not produced by Disney but distributed under the Disney label. 

All Gender 1993-2012

This study looks at the gender break down of primary protagonists in family-targeting American animated films from 1993-2012. Including all G or PG-rated American (or American co-produced) animated theatrical releases that were released to at least 500 theaters and were primarily animated (there could be live action scenes, but focus was on animated characters in an animated world). Excluding package films.

151 films (percents rounded)

4 male and female co-protagonists (3%)
23 female primary protagonists (15%)
124 male primary protagonists (82%)

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Mary - Scissor Sisters - Don Bluth

Music video from 2004, animation starts at 2:06. Somehow I only just discovered this existed today. 12 years late, better then never, I guess : )