Kobe Bryant has won five NBA Championships, is an 18-time All-Star, 15 times chosen for the All-NBA team…. and now he can add Academy Award Nominee. Dear Basketball was nominated for an Oscar in the best animated short category. Dear Basketball is based on the poem Bryant wrote in 2015 after announcing his retirement from […]
Glen Keane has worked on a variety of animated television and movies starting as a layout artist on Star Trek: The Animated Series in 1973 and working on most of the Disney animated movies from The Rescuers in 1977 to Wreck-It-Ralph in 2012. He has also worked on The Little Mermaid, Pete's Dragon, Beauty & […]
This film uses some pioneering, dazzling animation techniques but for all of this new tech and jaw-dropping imagery, what makes the biggest impact are the characters and the story.
Think Fantasia 3 but not Fantasia 3.
This has been a long time coming, but it still feels momentous. Veteran animator Glen Keane yesterday resigned from Walt Disney Feature Animation, signalling his desire to seek out animation's "endless new territories to explore" beyond that one studio's walls. Previously, Keane has animated many of Disney's greatest characters, perhaps most notably the Beast in […]
I recently took part in a virtual roundtable with Glen Keane, long time Disney animator and key player in Tangled, the House of Mouse's latest feature length toon. Unfortunately, none of my questions were pushed forward to Keane. I suspect they were a touch controversial – he appears on the verge of leaving Disney for […]
Kate Atherton writes for Bleeding Cool: With Tangled continuing to hold its own at the box office and earning a lot of love in the process, it's not surprising that there is speculation on what Disney will do to top its 50th animation. The Daily What has picked up on Disney animator Heidi Gilbert's plea […]
The origins of Tangled lie in a mid-90s attempt to realise the story of Rapunzel by Disney animator Glen Keane. Ultimately, he worked on the film in the capacity of animation director, not director, but his influence is very easily apparent throughout, and the film is still rooted (no pun intended) in his initial work […]