Kathy Zielinski is a former Disney animator.
She joined the studio in 1981, starting her career as an animator on The Black Cauldron. She was pregnant with daughter, Jennifer, while she was working on Aladdin. After working on The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Zielinski 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 an animator on Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda 2, and The Croods.
|1983||Mickey's Christmas Carol||Animator|
|1985||The Black Cauldron||Additional Animator: Dallben and Orddu, Orwen, and Orgoch|
|1986||The Great Mouse Detective||Character Animator: David Q. Dawson and Fidget the Bat|
|1988||Oliver & Company||Character Animator: Dodger, Georgette and Fagin|
|1989||The Little Mermaid||Character Animator|
|1990||The Rescuers Down Under||Supervising Animator: Frank and Joanna the Goanna|
|1992||Aladdin||Animator: Jafar as Beggar/Snake|
|1995||Pocahontas||Visual Development / Character Designer|
|1996||The Hunchback of Notre Dame||Supervising Animator: Frollo|