Director makes her mark at Disney
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