VILLAINS, CREATURES CHARACTERS by Kathy Zielinski
Through February 2023
Kathy Zielinski has worked in the animation industry for 41 years as an Animator and Supervisor on many animated feature films. She began her career at Disney Feature Animation in 1981 straight out of California Institute of the Arts and worked on many famous, traditionally drawn animated films such as The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Rescuers Down Under, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as well as the CG feature Frozen.
After over a decade of working at Disney, she moved to DreamWorks Animation Studios where she worked on several traditional animated films. In 2001 she was trained in 3D computer animation where she worked on films including Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, and The Croods. Other skills related to her job included creating character concept designs, model sheets, and sculpting maquettes of the characters she worked on. Currently, she is animating for The Simpsons.