A BEST BOOK OF 2019: Library Magazine, Christian Technology Monitor, and Monetary Times

From the bestselling writer of Rise of the Rocket Women, the untold, “richly designated” tale of the ladies of Walt Disney Studios, who formed the long-lasting motion pictures that experience enthralled generations (Margot Lee Shetterly, New York Instances bestselling writer of Hidden Figures)

From Snow White to Moana, from Pinocchio to Frozen, the lively motion pictures of Walt Disney Studios have moved and entertained tens of millions. However few fanatics understand that at the back of those groundbreaking options was once a surprisingly influential team of ladies who fought for admire in an frequently ruthless male-ruled business and who’ve slipped beneath the radar for many years.

In The Queens of Animation, bestselling writer Nathalia Holt tells their dramatic tales for the primary time, appearing how those girls infiltrated the lads’ membership of Disney’s tale and animation departments and used early applied sciences to create the wealthy paintings and unforgettable narratives that experience turn into a part of the American canon. Because the affect of Walt Disney Studios grew—and whilst scuffling with sexism, household abuse, and place of work intimidation—those girls additionally fought to develop into the best way feminine characters are depicted to younger audiences.

With gripping storytelling, and in keeping with intensive interviews and unique get right of entry to to archival and private files, The Queens of Animation reveals the important contributions those girls made to Disney’s Golden Age and their endured have an effect on on lively filmmaking, culminating within the document-shattering Frozen, Disney’s first feminine-directed complete-duration characteristic movie.