That sound you just heard, that was Mickey Mouse face-palming!
We don't like Disney, we love Disney! We ADORE Disney… but this is just dumb!!!
In a recent interview meant to discuss the company's upcoming animated feature, Frozen, the film's head animator Lino Disalvo spoke out how multiple female characters results in a more technically challenging movie!
Guess what? He done fudged up and accidentally revealed a Disney-double standard that has apparently existed for a long while behind the scenes!
He had the nerve to confess:
"Historically speaking, animating female characters are really, really difficult, ’cause they have to go through these range of emotions, but they’re very, very — you have to keep them pretty and they’re very sensitive to — you can get them off a model very quickly. So, having a film with two hero female characters was really tough, and having them both in the scene and look very different if they’re echoing the same expression; that Elsa looking angry looks different from Anna (Kristen Bell) being angry.”
Female characters have a WIDER range of emotions? They HAVE to stay pretty?
Yikes!!! We're guessing he's already regrets those words!
We haven't seen a flub this bad since the same company put out Flubber with Robin Williams in 1997!
We happen to think all folks — regardless of gender — are capable of the same range of emotions!!
And to imply that women can only be effective protagonists if they are also constantly pretty? Ugh!
Disney should be in the business of molding young minds, and this seems like an irresponsible way to approach the situation!!!
What do U think?
UPDATE: According to a Disney spokesperson, "Animation is an intricate and complex art form. These comments were recklessly taken out of context. As part of a roundtable discussion the binaries was describing some technical aspects of CG animation and not making a general comment on animations females versus males or other characters."
Tags: animation, disney, double standard, frozen, gender, icky icky poo, kristen bell, lino disalvo