Walt Disney – Looking back in time

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 05:58

A look back in history reveals this rejection letter from 1938 from Walt Disney addressed to a young woman who wanted to become an animator. She was encouraged to become Inkers and Painters as ‘women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that work is performed entirely by young men.’

The biggest fear of Walt Disney executives were that as soon as women became good, they would leave the company to get married.

Then in 1944, after Pearl Harbor, Disney had to review their policy, promoting female Inkers and Painters to Assistant Animators, due to the many men that joined the war.

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