May. 4th, 2016


May. 4th, 2016 08:54 pm
cyphomandra: (balcony)
I saw Zootopia today and liked it a lot. I may come back with more comments later, but I've been trying to think of any other western animated movies I've seen with an adult female protagonist. Chicken Run was claymation and Persepolis was predominantly child protagonist. I am not sure The Last Unicorn counts but I am happy to be argued with.

Trailers - live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, all very male. Angry Birds, adult male. Ice Age number whatever - I haven't watched any of these but my understanding is that there's a bunch of adult male characters and occasionally a female love interest shows up. Finding Dory - maybe two in one year? (!!!) The trailer is a bit heavy on Nemo & his dad but I will definitely be there.

In not unrelated news, my continuing fondness for all of Sandra Boynton's works and part of the reason why I bought two of Emma Virj√°n's Pig in a Wig picture books during my latest bookshop raid, owe not a little to the fact that neither of them feel compelled to put long eyelashes on their female animal characters. Plenty of artists do a lot more than long eyelashes, but there are a determined bunch who just use long eyelashes and only put them on one or two of their animal hordes, just so no-one (female) gets any ideas about over-representation.


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