Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Artist of the Week: Glen Keane

Many people may not know who Glen Keane is, but they sure know the characters he's animated. Let's go through a few of them.
Ariel
Beast
Aladdin
Tarzan
Pocahontas


 This guy knows how to animate! Whenever I watch one of his movies, the character he animates always seems to have so much weight. Augh! It just kills me! I have no idea how he accomplishes what he does with a simple paper and pencil (or china marker). And the emotion he conveys through movement!?! Insane! The guy is a genius through and through.
 When I worked at Universal Pictures, one day I had the pleasure of meeting him in person. He was on a tour of our office and was checking out the artwork on the walls. Having one of the kings of animation look over my drawings was probably one of the most nerve-racking situations I've ever been in, but what an incredibly nice person. You all should pick up the Tarzan special edition and watch the behind the scenes on his animation process. He's a true gem.

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