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Where we celebrate women working in animation, and explore representation behind the scenes and on the screen.

I&PG- 018 Sue Nichols, Story and Visual Development Artist

August 12, 2016

It has been a full year since starting this podcast and beginning this journey.  Happy 1 Year Anniversary!  

Today's interview had to be super special.  Sue Nichols, story and visual development artist, best known for her work at Disney Feature Animation, stops by the show.  Remember Tiana's dream sequence in Princess and the Frog?  Flowered from her concepts.  She also worked on Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Hercules, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, Muppet Babies, and more.  We discuss her early beginnings in a dying industry, the Disney renaissance, and why your health should be a priority over deadlines.


Sue Nichols-


Cal Arts-https://www.calarts.edu

Things to remember- although it used to be a must, there are many great colleges now that are doing impressive work.  It's not about where you go to school, its about what you're doing.  What you're working on.  What you're creating.

Jean Gillmore- one of her mentors at Muppet Babies: http://jeangillmore.wixsite.com/gallery

Disney Renaissance-


Howard Ashman-


To learn more about the Disney Renaissance, check out 

Waking Sleeping Beauty

Edith Head, Hollywood Fashion Designer