The Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Nathalia Holt

Narrated By: Saskia Maarleveld

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: October 2019

Duration: 11 hours 38 minutes

Summary:

From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, the untold, "richly detailed" story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations (Margot Lee Shetterly, New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Figures).

From Snow White to Moana, from Pinocchio to Frozen, the animated films of Walt Disney Studios have moved and entertained millions. But few fans know that behind these groundbreaking features was an incredibly influential group of women who fought for respect in an often ruthless male-dominated industry and who have slipped under the radar for decades. 

In The Queens of Animation, bestselling author Nathalia Holt tells their dramatic stories for the first time, showing how these women infiltrated the boys' club of Disney's story and animation departments and used early technologies to create the rich artwork and unforgettable narratives that have become part of the American canon. As the influence of Walt Disney Studios grew -- and while battling sexism, domestic abuse, and workplace intimidation -- these women also fought to transform the way female characters are depicted to young audiences.

With gripping storytelling, and based on extensive interviews and exclusive access to archival and personal documents, The Queens of Animation reveals the vital contributions these women made to Disney's Golden Age and their continued impact on animated filmmaking, culminating in the record-shattering Frozen, Disney's first female-directed full-length feature film.

A Best Book of 2019: Library Journal, Christian Science Monitor, and Financial Times

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  • James F.

    Interesting topic, this book provides a ton of information if you're interested in the history of animation and the beginnings of Walt Disney. It focuses on numerous women throughout the book, and given its chronological telling, tends to jump around a bit in a way that makes it a little difficult to keep track of who's who. Additionally, far more detail is paid to the early years, making them much more interesting. Overall though, very well done.

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