The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast


I&PG- 059, Ellen Woodbury, Veteran Animator & Stone Sculptor

April 25, 2018

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast where we celebrate women working in animation and explore representation behind the scenes and on the screen.

Veteran animator, Ellen Woodbury, traded in her pencils for saw blades and carving tools and moved to Colorado. Although she left her animation desk behind in California, it’s clear that she kept all of the lessons she gained in her 20+ years at Disney Animation and now infuses the same philosophies into her one-of-a-kind stone sculptures, which you have got to see! In this interview, we discuss how animating is pure creative problem solving, how Ellen made the jump from hand drawn animation into the CG era, and why it doesn’t matter who the first female supervising animator was. Hint, the point is they broke through together.


Ellen's Website:



Ink and Paint Girls on Twitter: