Jymn has been in the animation business for over thirty years. He cut his cartoon teeth at Walt Disney Television Animation where he created, wrote, and story edited #1 TV series like GUMMI BEARS, DUCK TALES, RESCUE RANGERS, WINNIE THE POOH, GOOF TROOP, and TALE SPIN. Besides his roles as Director of Product Development and Senior Story Editor, he also functioned as producer, voice director, and pitch man. His first feature film was the well-received A GOOFY MOVIE.
In 1993 Jymn went freelance working for MGM, Sony, Dreamworks, Henson, Saban, American Greetings, Nelvana, SD Entertainment, and numerous overseas companies. His work has been honored with seven Emmy nominations and one win. Jymn continues to write and develop animation for television and is presently working on animated shows for the U.S., Russia, and India.
Before 1984, Magon was with Disneyland Records where he produced such musical records as Mickey Mouse Disco (triple platinum), Goin’ Quackers, and Disney’s Children’s Favorites 1 & 2. Besides dozens of Disney story records, he also produced disks for other intellectual properties including Star Wars, E.T., Indiana Jones, Peanuts, Rainbow Brite, and Gremlins. He has received 5 Grammy nominations and over 35 gold records for his efforts.
Jymn also shares his knowledge by teaching various Animation Writing classes in Germany, Finland, Spain, Russia, Australia, and at UCLA-Extension. His background is diverse, including radio producer, disc jockey, stage actor/director, film sound technician, songwriter, and artist. Jymn has also written for live action TV/film, stage, radio, books, toys, ice shows, comic books, commercials, and ad copy. He is affiliated with the WGA, ATAS, NARAS, ASCAP, Cartoonist Guild, and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Magon lives in Southern California with his wife and 19-year-old son.
Jymn’s blog is here.
12:15-1:15 pm: Autograph session in booth C-7
1:30 pm-2:30 pm: Panel in the Nerd Cave
3:15 pm: Professional photo op
3:30-5:30 pm: Autograph session in booth C-7
6:00-7:45 pm: Autograph session in booth C-7
10:15 am-12:00 pm: Autograph session in booth C-7
12:15-1:15 pm: Panel in the Nerd Cave
1:15 pm: Professional photo op
2:00-4:30 pm: Autograph session in booth C-7
5:00-6:30 pm: Autograph session in booth C-7
10:15-11:15 am: Autograph session in booth C-7
12:00-1:15 pm: Autograph session in booth C-7
12:15-1:15 pm: Panel on Main Stage in Hillside Hall
2:45 pm: Professional photo op
3:00-4:30 pm: Autograph session in booth C-7
Jymn will have a variety of exclusive merchandise for sale at varying prices
Professional Photo Op $30
1:30 pm Friday The Nerd Cave
Working On Non-Disney Titles
Mostly known for writing Disney Afternoon titles like “Tale Spin” and “Chip-n-Dale Rescue Rangers”, Jymn’s resume also features numerous non-Disney titles such as Casper Meets Wendy and the infamous Titanic: The Legend Lives On. Jymn discusses these titles.
12:15 pm Saturday The Nerd Cave
A Goofy Movie Retrospective
Jymn discusses writing the 90’s Disney film, what the producers were trying to accomplish with the film, and why the film has resonated with the fanbase for so long.
1:30 pm Sunday Main Stage in Hillside Hall
Writing The Disney Afternoon
Jymn discusses being the screenwriter for such shows as “Chip-n-Dale Rescue Rangers”, “Goof Troop”, and “Tale Spin” and working for the Disney empire.