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Walt Disney Rejects Woman Animator For Job

    Disney-Rejection letter

    Don Cherry feels that women have no place in male dressing rooms in sports.  Walt Disney felt women had no place in animating movies.  Here is a 1938 rejection letter sent to Mary V. Ford from the studio who just put out Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It is ironic that an animated film with a strong female cast had no place for an female animator.

    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. For this reason girls are not considered for the training school.

    The only work open to women consists of tracing the characters on clear celluloid sheets with India ink and filling in the tracings on the reverse side with paint according to directions.

    It would not be advisable to come to Hollywood with the above specifically in view, as there are really very few openings in comparison with the number of girls who apply.

    Tony M.