Jin Kim (김상진) is a Korean animator for Walt Disney Animation Studios since 1995, and is the first Korean to be working for Walt Disney Animation Studios. His works include character designs for most recent films such as Chicken Little, Meet the Robinsons, Bolt, The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, and Big Hero 6. During his early days as an animator, Kim animated works such as Hercules, Tarzan, Fantasia 2000, The Emperor's New Groove, Treasure Planet, and Home on the Range. He is most notable for creating concept designs and facial expression sheets for Disney characters.
|1997||Hercules||Animator: Amphitryon and Alcmene|
|2000||Fantasia 2000||Animator: Segments Rhapsody in Blue, Piano Concerto No. 2, Pomp and Circumstance and The Firebird Suite|
|2000||The Emperor's New Groove||Animator: Kuzco / Kuzco Llama|
|2002||Treasure Planet||Animator: Jim Hawkins|
|2004||Home on the Range||Animator: Buck|
|2007||Meet the Robinsons||Animator|
|2009||The Princess and the Frog||Animator: Charlotte|
|2012||Wreck-It Ralph||Character Designer|
|2013||Frozen||Visual Development Artist|
|2014||Big Hero 6||Character Design Supervisior|
|2016||Zootopia||Character Designer Visual Development Artist|
|2018||Ralph Breaks the Internet||Character Desingner|
|2019||Frozen II||Character Desinger|
- Kim suffers from color blindness, which is the reason why he only draws with pencils and doesn't use color.
- His life dream is to create a Disney animated feature film focusing on Korea.
- His mentor and biggest influence is Glen Keane.
- Earliest works of Kim (pre-Disney) were cartoon strips found in Korean newspapers.