Di­rec­tor makes her mark at Dis­ney

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODFOR A LAUGH -

LOS AN­GE­LES: As the an­i­mated princess stars of its fan­tasy worlds, girls have long been crit­i­cal to Dis­ney’s suc­cess. But, that’s been de­spite rather than be­cause of the me­dia gi­ant’s track record when it comes to its fe­male em­ploy­ees.

For nine decades, not one of Dis­ney’s hit an­i­ma­tions has had a woman sit­ting in the di­rec­tor’s chair – that is, un­til now. When Frozen, its lat­est car­toon fea­ture film, opens later this month, it will make Dis­ney his­tory as Jen­nifer Lee, a screen­writer, shares a di­rect­ing credit with Chris Buck, the an­i­ma­tor.

Fur­ther­more, Get a Horse!, the retro-style Mickey Mouse short that pre­cedes Frozen, is di­rected by The Simp­sons’ Lauren MacMul­lan, who will make com­pany his­tory by be­ing the first woman to have a solo di­rect­ing credit on any fea­ture-length Dis­ney car­toon. – The In­de­pen­dent on Sun­day

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