Los Angeles – Leading Ladies of Animation March 7


From the earliest black-and-white imagery to the advent of digital animation, women have been at the forefront of animation advancements. Meet some of today’s trailblazing women whose leading talents brought landmark animated stories to life. Join Mindy Johnson, historian & author of Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation, as she pulls back the celluloid curtain on the rich history of women who animate and meet these leading ladies of the animated art form.

Kathy Zielinski – Lead Animator
Frozen / Kung Fu Panda / How To Train Your Dragon / The Croods / The Hunchback of Notre Dame Aladdin / The Rescuers Down Under / The Little Mermaid / The Great Mouse Detective

Lorna Cook – Director / Animator / Story Artist
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron / Beauty and the Beast / The Lion King / Mulan / The Prince of Egypt Madagascar / The Croods / An American Tail / The Land Before Time / All Dogs Go To Heaven

Sue Kroyer – Animator / Art Director / Layout / Producer
Ferngully, the Last Rainforest / Pink Panther / The Simpsons / Amazing Stories / Honey, I Shrunk The Kids / The Chipmunk Adventure / Raggedy Ann & Andy

Jane Baer – Animator / Studio Head
Sleeping Beauty / The Rescuers / Who Framed Roger Rabbit / Annabelle’s Wish / The Smurfs / The Black Cauldron

Gretchen Albrecht – Ink & Paint Department Head
Ink & Paint Department Head – worked on every Disney animated feature film from Robin Hood (1973) to Home on the Range (2004)

Mindy Johnson – Author / Historian
Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation / Tinker Bell – An Evolution / The Walt Disney Film Archives – The Animated Movies / Marc Davis – Walt Disney’s Renaissance Man

**Seating is first come, first serve. Doors will open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the program. **

Los Angeles Public Library

630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, California 90071

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