Jinko Gotoh is a producer and consultant for the animation industry. With over thirty years experience spanning a wide range of media, Jinko places particular emphasis on the evolution of animation as a visual storytelling medium. Jinko serves as the vice president for Women in Animation, an organization formed to advance women and people of diversity in the industry, as well as co-president of the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, which brings essential musical education to children in underserved Los Angeles neighborhoods. Jinko is currently producing Escape From Hat for Netflix, and Klaus. Her screen credits include The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The Little Prince, The Illusionist, 9, Finding Nemo, and Space Jam. 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. Jinko is a published poet and rescuer of many, many dogs.
Saturday, July 27th, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Creators Studio 1
It is imperative for children to see themselves represented in mainstream media, as this has a relevant effect on how they develop and take on the world. Because representation in animation matters now more than ever, this panel will discuss the importance of creating fully fleshed out, dimensional, inspiring characters that remind audiences of themselves and show them it is okay to embrace what makes them unique.