The Queens of Animation
The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History
If you enjoyed The Radium Girls, then you’ll love The Queens of Animation.
“One one hand, I absolutely adored this book. Holt did such a great job of bringing together the accounts of these wonderfully talented women and moved us through Disney history in an intriguing manner. On the other hand, my heart hurts at the terribleness of this history: all the credit not given, the pay that did not match the men, the corporation over humans mindset, the blatant sexism and racism on screen and behind the scenes, and how it was all so recent (Holt brings us all the way to Frozen). Since I was laid off last year, the ups and downs of women at the Walt Disney hit me particularly hard. People who work in artistic ventures often bring a lot of passion to their job. Reading it over 350-some pages just made me realize why we need to keep our work and home life separate.... why is there always this mindset of corporation over humans? Why must humans suffer in order to save a corporation? Still processing my own feelings about this but whoa.... It was artistically inspiring, fire-in-your-heart stoking, and makes you burn for all the wrong women have had to deal with in the art world.”Kimi, Buttonwood Books and Toys
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