"Animating female characters are extremely difficult. They have to go through a range of emotions, and having a film with two female characters and building distinguishing aspects was hard."
Michael Lee on animating Frozen
So that’s their (blatantly misogynistic) excuse for scrapping all but two of the female characters; that they’re too hard to animate? Those emotional female characters, they’re all the same, right? Here’s a hint: their “femaleness” isn’t what’s making them indistinguishable.
I read this in the most whiny baby voice imaginable
An animator actually saying out loud that he thinks all women are the same.
Just like most storytellers who actually get their work funded in this patriarchal society of ours, he thinks women are just not worth getting to know for real. Men are easy to imagine all kinds of traits and differences for. Men are varied and rich with interesting thoughts and every kind of man is pleasing to see on the screen whether he’s big or small or dark or light or handsome or goofy or just interesting-looking. Women are only worth putting on the screen if they are young white blonde pretty things, and aren’t they all just the same??????
i dont even give a shit about this frozen stuff but this statement makes me so fucking angry
things that are really hard to animate but worth investing the time and energy and creativity and technological innovation and money in to make sure they’re portrayed as close to life as possible:
- all the fur on a bunch of monsters
- all the feathers in a flock of birds
- all the leaves in a forest
- all the corn in a field
- all the sand in a desert
- all the bricks in a city
- all the snowflakes in a blizzard
things that are not worth it:
this is hands down the dumbest fucking shit. who did Lee think he was kidding…?
I wish I could be surprised, but given everything else they changed in the story, this kind of sentiment is not at all shocking.
Also really disappointed in the final designs, given how awesome the concept art was. But then again, Glen Keane did do the designs…