Friday, March 23, 2012
Glen Keane Says Goodbye to Disney
This is the guy that animated The Beast in Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin in Aladdin, and Pocahontas in Pocahontas—to name just some of the classic characters he brought to life as supervising animator.
Most recently, Keane was a strong influence on the story development and animation of Rapunzel in Tangled (see The Art of Tangled, published by Chronicle Books).
Cartoon Brew obtained the text of his letter to friends and colleagues at Disney. In it, he says: "I am convinced that animation really is the ultimate art form of our time with endless new territories to explore." Yes.