Mindy Johnson is an award-winning author, animation and film historian, musician, and educator. Her books include the critically acclaimed Tinker Bell: An Evolution and the upcoming Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation. Johnson has also contributed to several volumes on animation, including Marc Davis: Walt Disney’s Renaissance Man. In addition to teaching various film and animation courses in Los Angeles, Johnson writes, lectures, and consults for The Walt Disney Company, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and American Masters, among others. Johnson is also an award-winning playwright, Grammy-nominated songwriter, and a contributing artist on several internationally acclaimed recordings.