Mark Hughes at Forbes asks the question:
Will More Animated Film Options Mean More Female-Oriented Films?
There's a pretty obvious answer, and I'm surprised it's escaped Mr. Hughes notice, him being at Forbes and all.
Not unless studios sniff that there is MONEY in female-oriented films.
Otherwise, no sale ...
Allow me to give you a quick, real-world example. There's a story guy at one of the animation studios who was developing a female-oriented movie. While he was puttering along, The Princess and the Frog came out, under-performed, and his girl project got shelved.
Ah, but then the female-friendly Tangled burst upon the eyeballs of the movie-going public and over-performed. And the guy's girl project was resurrected.
The moral of this story is: It isn't the total number of animated features being made that determine more Female-Oriented cartoons, but the success of the handful of girl projects that make their way into the marketplace.
As always in Tinsel Town, it's about the cash-o-roonie, not about the political correctness.