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KATHY ZIELINSKI

Kathy Zielinski has worked in the animation industry for 34 years as an animator/ Supervisor on many animated feature films. While a sophomore at Cal Arts, Kathy won a student Academy award and Focus Film award for her student film “Guess Who’s for Dinner” about a Spinach monster who attacks a child at dinner time. She began her career at Disney studio’s 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 and the CG feature Frozen.  After over a decade of working at Disney Feature animation, she then began working for Dreamworks animation studios where she worked on several traditional animated films there and then in 2001 was trained in 3D computer animation where she worked on many memorable films there including Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and The Croods. Other skills related to her job included creating character Concept design, model sheets and sculpting maquettes of the characters she worked on. Other studio projects over the years included designing and animating “Hexxus” for Ferngully, the last Rainforest, live action CG animation for the television shows “The Flash”, “Super Girl” and “Legends of Tomorrow”, and currently she is animating for “The Simpsons”. Kathy also loves to sculpt characters in Zbrush and has an independent Computer animated film she is working on in her spare time called “Hide and Seek”.

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