"Seeking the Immutable Truth"
Mindy Johnson’s groundbreaking book Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation (Disney Editions) redefines our collective history. This essential volume casts a light on the thousands of unsung female artists behind the creative and technical advances within the animation art forms of the Twentieth Century.
Recipient of the AMPAS/Oscars.org Film Scholar Award, and the ASIFA Animation Educators Forum Grant, Mindy’s work continues with her latest research exploring the earliest women of animation with several forthcoming volumes. Her Young-Readers volume entitled Pencils, Pens & Brushes – A Great Girls’ Guide to Disney Animation (Disney Press) celebrates the contributions of 20 remarkable women within early Disney animation and is a treasure for all ages. Mindy’s critically acclaimed debut, Tinker Bell – An Evolution (Disney Editions), was honored with rare consecutive Family Choice Awards, and she is a contributing writer for the epic volume The Walt Disney Film Archives – The Animated Movies 1921-1968, (Taschen) as well as the celebrated collection Marc Davis: Walt Disney’s Renaissance Man (Disney Editions).
In addition to a background in network television and film production, Mindy is also an award-winning playwright, Grammy-nominated songwriter, musician, and a contributing artist on several internationally acclaimed recordings. When she isn’t speaking, researching or writing on a myriad of subjects, Mindy also teaches film/animation studies, women’s animation history, screenwriting & intercultural film at CalArts in Southern CA, and Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.