The Queens of Animation

The Queens of Animation Review

In The Queens of Animation, bestselling author Nathalia Holt recounts the dramatic stories of an incredibly influential group of women who have slipped under the radar for decades but have touched all our lives. These women infiltrated the all-male domain of Disney Studios and used early technologies to create the rich artwork and iconic storylines that would reach millions of viewers across generations. Over the decades–while battling sexism, domestic abuse, and workplace harassment–these women also fought to influence the way female characters are depicted to young audiences.

Based on extensive interviews and exclusive access to archival and personal documents, The Queens of Animation tells the story of their vital contribution to Disney’s golden age and their continued impact on animated filmmaking, culminating in the record-shattering Frozen, Disney’s first female-directed full-length feature film.

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  • Julie

    The Queens of Animation by Nathalia Holt is a 2019 Little Brown publication.Although it is long overdue, it is still nice to see the women who worked on many of the classic Disney films we all know, a...

  • Online Eccentric Librarian

    I was interested in the biography aspects of lesser known employees at Walt Disney Studio in the early years. But what we have here is a book with an agenda so thick, that this isn't a biography so mu...

  • Jackie

    Note: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.“The rise of women in the workplace, no matter what side of the world it occurred on, was frightening to some men, ...

  • Edes

    This book should have been called The History of Animation at Disney. I had issues with several things.The author would briefly introduce a female animator, give a sentence or two about her, then proc...

  • Kristina

    Addition to reviewWhile reading Fantasyland, I came across a section about Congress's hearings into Un-American Activities in the 1950s, AKA the Communist hysteria aka McCarthyism, and who was a star ...

  • Nancy

    It was the 1956 rerelease of Fantasia that rocked my world. I was four years old and Mom took me to a Buffalo, NY theater to see my first movie. The images and the music made a lasting impression, dri...

  • Emily O

    I consider myself very lucky to have grown up during the Disney Renaissance (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, etc.) I have been a Disney nerd ever since. As soon as I saw The Queen...

  • Geonn Cannon

    I really enjoyed this. The story of Disney told through the women who made the studio what it is today. I always thought Disney was a big unstoppable powerhouse, so it was interesting to read about ho...

  • Jacob

    I received a free copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. The Queens of Animation is the story of Disney’s female workforce over the course of the company’s history. Like other works discu...

  • MCZ Reads

    Thank you to Goodreads for my copy of this book!I really enjoyed The Queens of Animation... but not for the reasons I thought I would. This book is rich with Disney history and the evolution of animat...