Jin Futang (1937) was born in Shanghai. He started his studies in the arts in 1950, and graduated in 1960 from the Oil Painting Department of the Beijing Normal Art University. His first position was in the animated cartoon workshop of the Beijing Scientific and Educational Film Company, and he has remained active in that field ever since. He became a teacher in the animated cartoon training school of the Beijing Film Academy.
Jin has received numerous awards for animated cartoons that he produced. He cooperated with Ms. Yang Jingzhi.