Response to Disney Apparently Has A “Really, Really Difficult” Time Animating Female Characters’ Emotions:
When it comes to artistic mediums, it’s hard to express a woman’s emotions without offending women in general. Even an average-looking woman can be made to look ugly with certain expressions, especially if small wrinkles are more obvious in that expression. Men, on the other hand, look distinguished in most of their expressions. It may not be readily apparent to typical folk, but it’s blatantly obvious to those who do draw, paint, or animate. We see those lines, wrinkles, beauty marks, and other imperfections that most people never notice. And women (read: in general) notice these imperfections in art, look for them in themselves, and tend to feel uncomfortable about them. That’s why it’s easier to make all these female characters basically the same: perfect and flawless.