Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Amber sez

"I've developed some special talents because I work with men. One is selective hearing."
- Amber Martorelli, animator

From the extra features on the Ratatouille blu-ray disc.

In the olden days women were not animators, they were at best "paint and line girls". But Pixar of course has animators of both sexes, though the women are in a minority. But they look better and probably smell better. And animate just as well, otherwise they'd not be at one of the top animation studios on the planet.


Mats said...

The women who colored the cels in the early Disney days where called "Ink&Paint"-girls according to Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston's book "Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life"

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Aha, thanks.

TC [Girl] said...

Just saw this trailer re: a documentary of how women are still in the minority...among other things.