Jinko Gotoh is an award-winning producer and consultant for the animation industry. Jinko places particular emphasis on innovation in animation as a visual storytelling medium. Her strengths and passion include the nurturing of creative talent, discovering new voices, and charting new technologies and creative processes. Born in Japan, Jinko’s passion for animation sparked at an early age after two profound experiences: a viewing of Lady and the Tramp, and a resounding meet with Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astroboy.
Jinko is currently producing Escape from Hat for Netflix with Mark Osborne directing. Her other producing screen credits include: 2020 BAFTA winner and Oscar-nominated Klaus, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The Little Prince, Oscar- nominated The Illusionist, 9, and Oscar-winning Finding Nemo.
Jinko worked at Disney Feature Animation as director of digital production, overseeing the inevitable move to CGI animation and its extensive application on such features as Dinosaur and Fantasia 2000. Since leaving Pixar in 2003, Jinko’s assignments have taken her around the globe, working for major studios and on independent films.
Jinko serves as the vice president for Women in Animation, an advocacy organization to advance women and all under- represented people in the industry, as an EC and A2020 member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences representing diversity and inclusion, and as a member of board of directors for Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, which provides music education to underserved neighborhoods.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Math and MFA in Film from Columbia University. Jinko is a published poet and rescuer of many, many dogs.