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Linda Simensky

Linda Simensky is a production manager of various works of animation. Simensky served as an executive for Nickelodeon[1][2] and Cartoon Network.[3][4]

Early life

Simensky graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 1985.[5]

Career

Simensky received the June Foray Award in 2000.[6]

On October 28, 2003, Public Broadcasting Service appointed Simensky the position of senior director of children's programming.[7]

Views of gender in animation

In her 2008 book, Art in Motion: Animation Aesthetics, Simensky stated that many male animators find difficulty in creating strong, positive female characters with substance that can serve as role models. When she questioned the creators of Rocko's Modern Life, one of the series which she produced, why the women in the series were invariably drawn to be well-endowed,she was told that the animators believed that drawing women "the traditional way" was easier. Simensky described the creators as "talented guys" who formed "a boy's club" and added that "we pushed them to be funny, but a lot of their women are stereotypical."[1]

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Women in the Animation Industry--Some Thoughts
  • Supporting Independents: Five Champions
  • O Canada: - Canadian animators


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