What does it take to produce an animated movie? In this podcast, Chris meets talented and ambitious producer Jinko Gotoh, who has been a driving force behind pioneering, Oscar-nominated films including Space Jam, Dinosaur, Finding Nemo, The Illusionist, Klaus, and The LEGO Movie 2.
Jinko discusses her journey into movie-making, from being inspired by Lady and The Tramp and Astroboy to learning computer programming, starting a production company, and then shifting into the film industry. She talks about how technology has changed, and how her immigrant background and coding knowledge have helped her prolific career.
0:04:34 Ladies, Tramps, and Astro Boys: Jinko's inspiration
0:09:07 Graduating from film school
0:14:17 Producing on "Space Jam" and starting a production company
0:20:00 "Dinosaur," "Finding Nemo" and the producer's role
0:23:34 Working with directors and finance
0:29:33 Practical steps to following your dreams
0:35:13 How technology has changed the industry
0:39:34 Why real-time is democratizing animation
0:44:46 The rise of documentary animation
0:53:42 Streaming platforms