Is Disney doing a good job portraying a diverse cast of characters in its animated movies? That was the question Ithaca College associate professor Chrissy Guest discusses on National Public Radio’s 1A.
Chrissy was part of the program’s panel, one that also included Common Sense Media CEO Jim Steyer and Slate culture writer Aisha Harris. Chrissy is well versed in the subject; her documentary film Beyond Ink & Paint: The Women of Animation explores the victories and challenges of women who have helped shape the industry.
On the program, Chrissy commends Disney’s Moana for telling an empowering story about a young girl.