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Could not relate to damsel in distress formula in animation: Jill Culton

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Jill Culton Jill Culton says it was a long wait for her to get her first offer as a director.

As somebody who grew up on animation movies, director Jill Culton says she could never relate to the damsel in distress idea of the princess films.

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This is why when Culton joined the animation field, she promised herself to create self-empowered female characters like the one in her upcoming film Abominable.

With the film, Culton becomes the first female director to helm a full-length animation feature.

The director says it is high-time that creators in animation field worked towards eradicating such gender biases.

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“When I was growing up, the only example I had of how a girl should be were princess movies. And I was not at all like that. I couldnt relate to it. I was a tomboy. I was sturdy and went for camping. Although I appreciated these movies, there was nothing in them which I could relate to.

So, when I decided to get into the field of animation, it was very important for me to create a strong female lead who was self-empowered and had her own mind. She is not afraid to get in trouble and also knows how to come out of it,” Culton told PTI in an interview.

A DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio co-production, Abominable revolves around a teenage girl Yi who meets a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai.

She and her friends, Jin and Peng, name him Everest and embark on a quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth Mount Everest.

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