The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco will host a “Women in Animation” panel discussion that will occur alongside their upcoming art exhibition “MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: The World of Mary Blair”. Panelists consist of story artist Jenny Lerew (How to Train Your Dragon, Mr. Peabody & Sherman), who will moderate the discussion, director Brenda Chapman (Brave, The Prince of Egypt), and visual development artists Lorelay Bove (Princess and the Frog, Wreck-It Ralph) and Claire Keane (Tangled, Frozen).
Topics that will be discussed: “How they have found success working in a male-dominated industry, their personal struggles and triumphs, their thoughts about the career and influence of artist Mary Blair, and the future of women in animation.” The event will take place on Saturday, March 15th, beginning at 11am. Later that same afternoon, the museum will host a paper-sculpting workshop with visual development artist Brittney Lee (Paperman, Frozen). Tickets to each program can be purchased individually on the museum website. [UPDATE: The Brittney Lee workshop is sold out.]