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Kathy Zielinski

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Kathy Zielinski is a former Disney animator.

She joined the studio around 1979, starting her career as an animator on Mr. Digger from The Fox and the Hound. She's the mother of Jennifer Zielinski. She was pregnant with her daughter at the time that Aladdin was made. After working on The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Kathy left Walt Disney Animation Studios and went to work for Dreamworks Animation SKG on films such as The Prince of Egypt as an animator, The Road to El Dorado as the supervising animator for the villain Tezekel Khan, an animator on the main character Spirit in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and as animator on Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda, and The Croods. She returned to the Disney studio in late 2013, as she is credited as an animator in Frozen.

Supervising Animator Credits

Year Film


1981 The Fox and the Hound Animator: Mr. Digger
1983 Mickey's Christmas Carol Animator
1985 The Black Cauldron Animator: Witches of Morva
1986 The Great Mouse Detective Character Animator
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Animator: Judge Doom
1988 Oliver & Company Character Animator
1989 The Little Mermaid Character Animator
1990 The Rescuers Down Under Supervising Animator: Frank
1992 Aladdin Animator: Jafar as Beggar/Snake
1995 Pocahontas Character Designer
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Supervising Animator: Frollo
2013 Frozen Animator


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