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  • Glen Keane leaves Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Animator Glen Keane, a 38-year veteran of the Walt Disney Animation Studios who worked on such classics as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, announced Friday that he is leaving the company.





    Tangled, on which he is credited as animation supervisor and directing animator for the character of Rapunzel. While he has been developing several ideas, according to one insider, he was not currently attached to any future project at Disney.

    Keane brought to life such characters as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, the Beast in Beauty and the Beast and the title characters in Aladdin, Pocahontas and Tarzan.
    Veteran Animator Glen Keane Is Leaving Walt Disney Animation - Hollywood Reporter

    ---------- Post added 03-23-2012 at 10:50 PM ----------

    Glen Keane's resignation letter

    http://www.cartoonbrew.com/disney/the-full-text-of-glen-keanes-resignation-letter.html/
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Re: Glen Keane leaves Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Thanks for the wonderful years Glen!
    The animation world will always be thankful for what you have done in your Disney years. Good luck with future things!

    ~Dex
    "Fish are friends! NOT food!"
    ~Finding Nemo

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      Re: Glen Keane leaves Walt Disney Animation Studios

      I love Glen Keane, its really sad to see him go. He was one of the good guys that fought for 2D animation, and I fear that with his departure Walt Disney Feature Animation will become a 'buddy film' factory because that is all Lassetter ever wants to make. =(

      We will miss you Glen!

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