Episode 3: Women in Animation

In the past few years, you may have noticed a push to encourage more women to join our industry. Organizations like Women In Animation have formed to raise awareness about how lopsided our industry really is, and empower women to step into the industry. I’m of the opinion that half the audience is female, so why shouldn’t half the people making the movies be female too?

This inspired me to organize a group discussion with as many talented ladies as I could find at work. We’ll be talking about how everyone got started, working in animation today, our favorite films and characters, and so much more. My hope is that this episode inspires a few young ladies out there to set their sites on animation as a career. I’m proud to present my interview with Blue Sky Studios Animators Jess Morris (Instagram), Cristin Mckee, Emilie Goulet, Lisa Allen, Carolyn Ee Kaiser, Malerie Walters, and Theresa Adolph.

Front Row (left to right): Cristin McKee, Malerie Walters, Theresa Adolph, Lisa Allen Back Row (left to right): Emilie Goulet, Carolyn Ee Kaiser, Jess Morris

Front Row (left to right): Cristin McKee, Malerie Walters, Theresa Adolph, Lisa Allen Back Row (left to right): Emilie Goulet, Carolyn Ee Kaiser, Jess Morris

Show Notes

Interviews and publications like this are becoming more common, and we are seeing change for the better:

GodofWarTeam

The God of War animation team at Sony in Santa Monica, California courtesy of Melissa Shim. You may notice that the team is one third female. This is extremely rare for a game team, and a sure sign things are starting to balance out a bit.

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Thanks to Bonny Báez for creating the background music.