Monday, July 2, 2007

Disney -- No Girls Allowed

Over at the Animation Nation BB, Offbeat posts the somewhat disturbing rejection letter that's been making the rounds in the last little while.

The gist of it basically being that the only animation job that girls are suitable for is as an inker. EustaceScrubb comments:

The most infamous example of that "girls don't work in the animation dept." form letter is the one that was sent to Lillian Friedman who had five years experience as an animator at the Fleischer Studio when she applied to work at Disney, but got that letter in return ! However, around the same time they had hired Retta Scott in the Story Dept. and were training her to be an animator. Go figure ... seems to have been a very arbitrary "rule" .

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