Sunday, November 14, 2010
Jin is from Korea and he is not only a great designer but also a great animator. I met him when I start working at Disney on Fantasia 2000 in 1997. We worked together on that film and then we were hired to work on Kingdom in the Sun, which became The Emperor's New Groove. We shared an office for a year or so and it was always great to see his animation. I new how good he was at that time but I had no idea how talented he in fact is. His drawings are as good and sometimes (for me anyway) better than Glen Keane's. You should definitely get this book to study his drawings.
There is another "Kim" in the book that you will hear more in the future, the great Shiyoon Kim, another Korean (what's up with all these great talented Koreans?). Shiyoon is also a good friend and his work is superb.
Disney is luck to have these two amazing talents.
Here are some of Jin Kim's drawings from the book. There are many, many more but you will have to buy the book.