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The Academy Spotlights Female Animators With “An Invisible History: Women In Animation”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the women who have been at the forefront of film animation with “An Invisible History: Trailblazing Women of Animation,” on Monday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hosted by author and historian Mindy Johnson, the evening will feature panelists Gretchen Albrecht (“Robin Hood”); Jane Baer (“Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”); Lorna Cook, the lead character animator on “The Lion King;” Eleanor Dahlen (“Sleeping Beauty”); Jun Falkenstein (“Despicable Me”); Virginia Fleener, animator at Disney Studios during WWII; Carole Holliday (“Prince of Egypt”); Patty Peraza (“Beauty and the Beast”), the first credited female effects animator at Disney Features; and Tina Price (“Fantasia 2000”), the first female “Head of Computer Animation” at Walt Disney.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

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