The Gobelins signal films for this year's Annecy festival are turning up online. They are all dedicated to women animators. As usual, the art and animation are beautiful. However, I'm a little wary of some of the historical interpretations, particularly the ones for Mary Blair and Evelyn Lambert. The Blair piece implies that Disney heavily edited Blair. Disney heavily edited everyone, but in Blair's case, he was always trying to get more of her look on the screen, much to the frustration of the animators. Blair was one of Disney's favourites and there are many artists who are better examples of being victims of Disney. In Lambert's case, the film is not very flattering to Norman McLaren.
I wish the Lotte Reineger tribute had been done cut-out style. The film does use silhouettes, but it would have been more satisfying to me if the style was closer to Reineger's own.