Disney animator says women are hard to animate because they have feelings

by 6 years ago

Apparently women aren’t just hard to manage in real life. According to one Disney animator, they’re tough to bring to life in cartoon form too. Goddamn women, making problems for these poor Disney animators.

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In an interview with Fan.tv, Disney animator Lino Disalvo — lead animator for Disney’s new movie Frozen — talks about the difficulties of making a animated woman come to life like real women do. And the problem, according to Disalvo, boils down to all those damn female emotions.

“Historically speaking, animating female characters are really, really difficult, ’cause they have to go through these range of emotions, but they’re very, very — you have to keep them pretty and they’re very sensitive to — you can get them off a model very quickly.

“So, having a film with two hero female characters was really tough, and having them both in the scene and look very different if they’re echoing the same expression; that Elsa looking angry looks different from Anna (Kristen Bell) being angry.”

So basically if Disney ever decided to make a movie about a bunch of guys hanging out, doing dude stuff and not meeting chicks, it’d be animated and ready to come out in about two weeks. Women are just holding us all back from animated glory. Stupid sexy cartoons.

UPDATE: A Disney spokesperson asked us to publish their response. In the interest of fairness to The Little Mermaid, their quote is below:

“Animation is an intricate and complex art form. These comments were recklessly taken out of context. As part of a roundtable discussion the binaries was describing some technical aspects of CG animation and not making a general comment on animations females versus males or other characters.”

(via Slate)