The headline and photo from Hollywood Reporter:
“How DreamWorks Animation Became One of Hollywood’s Most Female-Driven Studios”
Jeffrey Katzenberg now employs far more women producers than men: “You can have a life and still work here.”
Great photo, nice quote, but I have two questions. How many directors of DreamWorks movies are women? How many protagonists in DreamWorks movies are female?
I think I can answer the second question.
Here’s a list of films from Hollywood’s “most female driven” studio. Out of 21 movies, 2 feature female protagonists. TWO. “Chicken Run” and “Monsters and Aliens.”
That’s great, Jeffrey! Awesome job.
Shrek 1, 2, 3, all starring…SHREK!
Puss In Boots (Shrek spin off, giving another male protagonist his own film)
Prince of Egypt (Obvious, right?)
Wallace and Gromit (2 males)
Chicken Run (females in this one)
How to Train Your Dragon (Boy trains male dragon)
Kung Fu Panda 1, 2
Madagascar 1,2,3 (gang of 3 males, 1 female)
Over the Hedge (centers on male raccoon)
Bee Movie (Jerry Seinfeld, need I say more?)
Flushed Away (stars male rat)
Antz (stars Woody Allen)
Shark Tale (centers on a fish voiced by Will Smith)
Monsters versus Aliens (Reese Witherspoon stars in this one!)
Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas (Obvious?)
Rise of the Guardians (Guardians are 4 males/ 1 female; centers on Jack Frost)
Did I miss something?