Jim Korkis, Animation Creator And Historian Who Specialised In Disney, Dies At 72

Animation and Disney historian Jim Korkis died on July 28 of stage 4 colon most cancers. He was 72.

James (“Jim”) Patrick Korkis was born on August 15, 1950, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 5 years later, his household moved to the L.A. suburb of Glendale. As a younger pupil, Disney was by no means removed from Korkis, and certainly one of his elementary faculty lecturers, Mrs. Disney, was married to Walt’s older brother Herbert.

After incomes his grasp’s diploma at Occidental School, Korkis started his skilled life working as a center faculty trainer and actor. He supplemented his earnings as a tour information on the Los Angeles Zoo, growing a ability set that he would depend on once more later in life.