There aren’t a lot of what you might consider ‘celebrity animators’ – certainly not many who would get mobbed in the street (unless that street happened to be right outside Comic Con perhaps). But to animators and other nerds of a similar disposition, the name Glen Keane is about as exciting as a backstage pass to a 1 Direction concert would be to a 14 year old girl with poor taste in music.
He animated Ariel in the Little Mermaid, Beast in Beauty and the Beast, as well as Pocahontas, Aladdin and Tarzan in their respective films. He’s good. Really really good.
So, now that I’ve informed you just how big of a deal he is, you’re going to be completely blown away by the news that Katie, our Creative Director, got to interview him recently as an article for Skwigly Animation Magazine.
Touching on subjects from his inspirations to his future plans, Glen Keane gave an honest and engaging interview that can be found here: Glen Keane interview.
He also made all of Katie’s dreams come true by drawing the Beast for her to put on her wall and treasure forever. She hasn’t yet recovered and can currently be found hugging it to her chest and rocking in a corner.