semi-casual reminder that john lasseter has explicitly stated that one of his wishes as a storyteller/head honcho at pixar was to make movies starring boys because his young son doesn’t have any ~positive representation~ in children’s movies
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is there a source for this? my google-fu sucks
I just want my rage to be founded
kind of gave up on finding the original interview bcs i only got so much energy in me to devote to reading interviews with a dude who makes me mad, but @ferrific dug up these two pieces both of which are p gross and supportive of the whole pixar is a boys’ club/pixar makes movies for boys thingamajig: nytimes / esquire
thanks so much, bb
SO THAT’S GOOD TO KNOW 8|
Personally this is my first run-in with any outright evidence of sexism from him. I haven’t thought about his career critically yet
He didn’t want to talk much about certain aspects of Pixar, like the studio’s shortage of directors who are women and female protagonists in its films.
“I typically don’t read the reviews,” he said, not exactly answering the question. “I make movies for that little boy who loves the characters so much that he wants to pack his clothes in a Lightning McQueen suitcase.”
And the BOYSFATHERSBOYS angle annoyed me too much to read it, lol.
The more I think about it, the more pissed off I get.
It takes Pixar 17 years to make a single movie featuring a female character. 17 years!!! That’s an entire generation of children raised not in the 1950s where one of the most popular companies doing animated films never made a single movie about a girl.
And when one finally comes out, some dude is all, “There are no role models for boys. Where’s the balance, Pixar?”
12 films featuring male characters. 1 film featuring a female character. And their last major feature film killed off the only speaking female (not counting the bird!) in the first 10 minutes of the movie.
But you want to talk balance and how all those poor little boys out there just aren’t getting their fair shake at the box office this summer.
too cute I can’t evenNO YOU ARE ANIMATED
I like how she has a wide, round face. It’s not much progress for Disney, but it’s a nice change from the heart-shaped faces we normally see.
+ Brave (2012) official concept artwork of Merida and her lovely bow from the D23 Expo panel
EEEEEEE x 1,000,000!
FINALLY, Brave concept art has been released officially.
L-R: Princess Merida (Kelly MacDonald), Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), the old Wise Woman (Julie Walters) and Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson).
I’m loving these. Loving Lord Macintosh’s mane and the handprint woad-work is a perennial favourite of mine.