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A Touch of Disney in Black History – Sonya Carey

Ms. Sonya Carey is one of the few black women animators in a male dominated industry. About 20 percent of the animation workforce is women and that includes animation producers/directors, animation writers, designers, and general animators. Ms. Carey has 25 years of experience in the industry.  Some of her work can be seen in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, The Proud Family Movie, and Winnie the Pooh.

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Ms. Carey currently is the head of The Animation Lounge.  The Animation Lounge is a place to refine your animation skills and prepare to work in a professional studio setting.  They offer workshops, consulting, and recruiting services.

If you would like to continue reading about Disney in Black History, here is a post on Ron Husband, one of the first African-American animators in his field.

Elantrice H.

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