Hello! My name is Kelly, and this is my first post! I hope you are all having a wonderful day today.
Glen Keane has recently announced that after 37 years working at Disney, he is leaving.
On March 23st 2012, he wrote in a letter to co workers:
“I owe so much to those great animators who mentored me — Eric Larson, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston — as well as to the many other wonderful people at Disney whom I have been fortunate to work with in the past nearly 38 years. I am convinced that animation really is the ultimate form of our time with endless new territories to explore. I can’t resist its siren call to step out and discover them.”
Keane created some of the most fantastic artwork and animation for countless Disney movies, including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and Tangled and personally has inspired me to perservere in the things that I love. Instead of being sad that he’s left, be thankful for all that he’s brought to the Walt Disney company, and be very excited to see what he will continue to bring to the rest of the world!
It seems this man will never stop giving, no matter what he does!
A fantastic tumblr account dedicated to Keane art can be found here and it’s definitley worth checking out.
Here is a lovely video of Glen Keane, himself, drawing and talking about the character of Rapunzel (my favourite Disney princess) It’s so fantastic to see the passion he has for what he does. He will definitley be missed, but never forgotten. Time will tell what else he has to offer!