Women in Animation

Women in Animation: Five Films

As with other forms of media, sexism plagued animation, but women still made amazing contributions since the very beginning. Today, we’ll look at some incredible (and history-making) animated films made by women. To learn more about women in animation—from 2D to 3D, international to American, historic to modern, artsy to mainstream—check out our upcoming class …

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Animation’s Forgotten Pioneer, Lotte Reiniger

Animation’s Forgotten Pioneer, Lotte Reiniger By Claire Graman Here’s a bit of trivia for you: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937) wasn’t the first animated feature-length film. Animation’s forgotten pioneer, Lotte Reiniger, almost single-handedly made the most notable early animated film. In 1926, Reiniger created The Adventures of Prince Achmed. She based the film on 1,001 …

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Ten Coming-of-Age Games Starring Strong Girls and Women

Coming-of-Age Video Games Starring Strong Girls and Women

By Claire Graman In these coming-of-age video games starring strong girls and women, players are active heroines, shaping their destinies on epic adventures. Coming-of-age stories capture what is perhaps the most difficult part of life, the hard transition from childhood to adulthood. In this genre, hero(ine)s discover their identity, test relationships, and navigate an often …

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Girls Design and Play Their Own Video Games

Girls Design and Play Their Own Video Games

We had fun and learned some of the basics of computer commands during Scratch Programming for Girls on February 20, 2020 at Ophelia’s Place. Students created their own “chase” games using the free program Scratch. Choosing from motion, looks, sound, backdrops and more, students used their imaginations and creativity to animate characters that ranged from …

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