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Ink & Paint

Voices of Disney’s Women Animators Heard at the Glendale Library

Post Date:11/22/2017 10:13 AM

Media Contact:
Chuck Wike
Community Relations Manager, Library, Arts & Culture
818-548-2042 or 

GLENDALE, CA - Meet Disney’s women animators at this very special talk with Mindy Johnson, author of Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation at 7 pm, Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center behind the Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale 91205. Disney production staff in attendance will include:

  • Jane Baer - Animator - Sleeping Beauty, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  • Gretchen Albrecht - Ink & Paint Dept. Head - every Disney animated feature film from Robin Hood to Home on the Range
  • Kent Gordon - Computer Animation Production System – CAPS – Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King

From   the   earliest   origins   of   animated   imagery,   the   colorful   link between  paper  and  screen  was  created  by  legions  of  female  artists working   on  the  slick  surface   of  celluloid   sheets.  With calligraphic precision and Rembrandtesque mastery, these women painstakingly brought pencil drawings to vibrant, dimensional life. Yet perhaps as a reflection of the transparent canvas they created on, the contributions and history of these animation artists have remained virtually invisible and largely undocumented, until now.

In her latest landmark book, Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation, author Mindy Johnson pulls back the celluloid curtain on the nearly vanished world of ink pens, paintbrushes, pigments, pencils and tea. From the earliest black-and-white Alice Comedies to the advent of CAPS and digital animation, meet the pioneering women who brought hand-rendered animated stories to vibrant, multicolored life at Walt Disney Studios and beyond. Extensively  researched  with the full support of the entire Walt Disney Studios archival resources,  plus a multitude  of private collections,  firsthand accounts, newly discovered  materials, and  production  documentation,   as  well  as  never-before-seen   photography   and  artwork,  this  essential volume redefines the collective history of animation.

Visitors to the Downtown Central Library receive 3 hours FREE parking in the MarketPlace parking structure on Harvard Street with validation at the library service desk on the main floor.


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