Kathy Zielinski is my 119th pick to be named a Disney Legend. She joined the studio in 1981, starting The Black Cauldron. Zielinski is the second woman to have ever earned the credit of supervising animator on a Disney film as the supervising animator on Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She actually was supposed to be the first when she was originally assigned to supervise Lefou in Beauty and the Beast but she left the studio during the film’s production and by the time she actually got a credit Ellen Woodbury had beaten her to it. Besides her work for Disney she has been an animator with our studios working on films such as The Prince of Egypt, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon.
Below is her her Disney filmography:
1983 Mickey's Christmas Carol
1985 The Black Cauldron
1986 The Great Mouse Detective
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1988 Oliver and Company
1989 The Little Mermaid
1990 The Rescuers Down Under
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
2013 Frozen2016 Zootopia
Kathy Zielinski - 2D Animation Reel from Kathy Zielinski on Vimeo.