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Glen Keane has left Disney:

 1 Mr W, Sat, 24th Mar '12 5:57:40 AM from some place
[up] Indeed, I want to wish him the best of luck. But Disney has also taken a major dent.
I treat all living things equally. That is to say, I eat all living things
 3 CTM, Sat, 24th Mar '12 8:15:39 AM from Connecticut
Well, if he thinks it's time to move on, then best of luck to him.
Easy street has no parking signs.
 4 Mort 08, Sat, 24th Mar '12 9:24:04 AM from Oklahoma Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Pirate AND writer!
Where do you guys think he'll go?

I swear, if Disney loses another brilliant mind to DreamWorks Animation, that would be...well, it would just be embarassing.

edited 24th Mar '12 9:24:40 AM by Mort08

[up] You were thinking that too? I mean, there was a rumor about Dreamworks making a beeline for Keane..

I know Disney hasn't been perfect, but thinking about all the people who've left Disney over the years does make me a bit sad. The creative minds that may have helped invigorate and inspire eventually have to move on and pursue other projects. It's kind of bittersweet.

edited 24th Mar '12 9:59:08 AM by blueflame724

I treat all living things equally. That is to say, I eat all living things
 6 TParadox, Sat, 24th Mar '12 11:33:21 AM Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Don't be the penis.
People leaving make room for new people to get noticed.

And the man didn't die, after all.
Does this mean no more barefoot female characters in Disney films anymore?
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Awesomebender
Yeah with that first post here I was thinking that he died. Jeez, it's not that dramatic, haha. Since he left voluntarily I'm interested to see what he does now. The only one that should be sad about this is Disney, otherwise, it's just a man looking for new things.

From a 2011 interview:

"Who are your inspirations as far as family, friends, or even other artists go?

Glen Keane / : Frederic Back is my favorite animator a Fench Canadian artist in his 80′s now who created The Man Who Planted Trees. It is a tour de force of personal expression. I dream of doing something so beautiful someday." http://www.fusedfilm.com/2011/03/roundtable-interview-with-the-disney-animator-glen-keane/

edited 24th Mar '12 2:39:52 PM by harkko

 
Alright, so unless the person died, we can't feel at least somewhat sad?

edited 24th Mar '12 8:24:24 PM by blueflame724

I treat all living things equally. That is to say, I eat all living things
 12 Mr W, Sun, 25th Mar '12 9:06:17 AM from some place
A more in depth look.

He left because... there's no more hand-drawn animation do be done at Disney in the near future.

:(

 13 TParadox, Sun, 25th Mar '12 12:03:47 PM Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Don't be the penis.
Traditional animation and CGI are both tools in Disney Feature Animation's toolbox right now. The Princess and the Frog brought traditional animation out of mothballs over there because John Lasseter decided it fit better with that style. Apparently, nothing currently in production is going that direction.

According to a special feature I saw on the Chicken Little DVD, they have software that can translate rough 2D animation to the model, but I can understand wanting purer work. I have a hard time imagining that system running very smoothly anyway, and I never saw it demonstrated again.
 14 Figment Jedi, Sun, 25th Mar '12 12:45:09 PM from The Dreamport
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[up] I'm pretty sure they've kept using the tablet system well after Chicken Little though.

With Flickr action!
 15 TParadox, Sun, 25th Mar '12 1:22:34 PM Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Don't be the penis.
That's good. I like having it as a weapon against "ZOMG HAND DRAWN ANIMATION IS DEAD! ALL THOSE ARTISTS ARE GOING TO STARVE IN THE GUTTER!"

edited 25th Mar '12 1:23:14 PM by TParadox

 16 Shota, Sun, 25th Mar '12 4:30:33 PM Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
This podcast confirms several things at once.

  • It murders the Mickey Mouse movie rumor. (I still think that that should be Disney's most promising next idea for a 2D film.)
  • It confirms that Ron and Jon's 2D features they had intended to make, after The Princess and the Frog, is canceled.
  • All major animators who made a name for themselves are doing something else.
  • John Lasseter gave up on his goal of trying to bring 2D back at Disney.
  • Jake Daniels PACKS A PUNCH! XD

edited 25th Mar '12 4:31:42 PM by Shota

 17 Pipping Fool, Mon, 26th Mar '12 4:05:52 PM from Sydney, The Vivid City Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
On Holiday
So Disney is pretty much CGI from here on out?

:(

edited 26th Mar '12 4:06:05 PM by PippingFool

That's Mr Banana Beak to you, fuzzy.
 18 Shota, Mon, 26th Mar '12 4:11:31 PM Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
For now.

You never know what comes down the line...

 19 TParadox, Mon, 26th Mar '12 5:19:31 PM Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Don't be the penis.
All projects currently in the pipeline are CG... but they had official plans to kill off 2D animation a few years ago. Home on the Range was intended to be their last 2D film ever, and then John Lasseter took over and declared that Princess and the Frog should be hand-drawn.

Some people blame Atlantis: The Lost Empire for that decision. However, as I recall, it came a few weeks after Dreamworks made the same declaration, which was a direct result of the box office disaster that was Sinbad, so I blame the Disney/Dreamworks rivalry. Thus, Jeffrey Katzenberg is responsible for everything I don't like in the industry.

Because he didn't get the promotion he wanted.

edited 26th Mar '12 5:19:47 PM by TParadox

 20 Shota, Mon, 26th Mar '12 5:43:09 PM Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
And now he's in talks with developing a Dreamworks branch in China, further prohibiting North American animators from getting work.

Also, their "pipeline" is surprisingly small! They got Wreck-It Ralph and another Prep and Landing inevitably, and then The Snow Queen for the year 2013..... ... ... and ummmmmmmmm ... ... ... ... ...

edited 26th Mar '12 5:45:17 PM by Shota

Awesomebender
That's incredibly tragic. I'm sure everyone is aware the infamous of 2D vs 3D argument, but that being the reason he left? How heart crushing.

 22 Shota, Mon, 26th Mar '12 8:53:19 PM Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Not necessarily. He doesn't take any sides, but the reason he left was because Disney is not making any hand-drawn feature films as the moment, which really has nothing to do with the debate.

 23 Pipping Fool, Tue, 27th Mar '12 6:51:02 AM from Sydney, The Vivid City Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
On Holiday
Considering the box office mediocrities of Princess And The Frog and the new Winnie the Pooh movie. The 2D Animation output is going to be frighteningly low.

This kinda makes me sad as I was hoping that Mort was going to be 2D after the 3D King of Elves...
That's Mr Banana Beak to you, fuzzy.
 24 Mort 08, Tue, 27th Mar '12 1:23:16 PM from Oklahoma Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Pirate AND writer!
They're not doing Mort at all because they wanted to make it Lighter and Softer, which Pratchett wouldn't allow. Apparently the whole "working for Death" aspect was too extreme for them.
 25 CTM, Tue, 27th Mar '12 1:36:51 PM from Connecticut
Anyone else remember when Disney had some balls?
Easy street has no parking signs.
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