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-->"I never drew for the sake of drawing. I drew to make the paper go away."

'''Glen Keane''' (born April 13, 1954) is one of the most famous modern animators and arguably ''the'' most respected living artist in hand-drawn animation.

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Glen Keane
(born April 13, 1954) is one of the most famous modern animators and arguably ''the'' most respected living artist in hand-drawn animation.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatMouseDetective'' (1986): Supervising animator for Ratigan. Also provided animator for Basil and Fidget.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatMouseDetective'' (1986): Supervising animator for Ratigan. Also provided animator animation for Basil and Fidget.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuersDownUnder'' (1990): Character designer and supervising animator for Marahute.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuersDownUnder'' (1990): Character designer designer, and supervising animator for Marahute.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuers'' (1977): Animator

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuers'' (1977): AnimatorAnimator (Penny, Bernard)



* ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxAndTheHound'' (1981): Supervising animator for the climactic fight scene with the bear.
* ''WesternAnimation/MickeysChristmasCarol'' (1983): Animator.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatMouseDetective'' (1986): Supervising animator for Ratigan.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxAndTheHound'' (1981): Supervising animator for the climactic fight scene with the bear.
bear. Also did some animation of Vixey.
* ''WesternAnimation/MickeysChristmasCarol'' (1983): Animator.
Animator (Scrooge [=McDuck=], Willie the Giant, Goofy).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBlackCauldron'' (1985): Animator (Eilonwy, Gurgi, Hen Wen)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatMouseDetective'' (1986): Supervising animator for Ratigan. Also provided animator for Basil and Fidget.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{The Little Mermaid|1989}}'' (1989): Co-supervising animator (with Mark Henn) for Ariel, and co-designer (with Dan Haskett).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuersDownUnder'' (1990): Supervising animator for Marahute.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{The Little Mermaid|1989}}'' (1989): Co-supervising animator (with Mark Henn) for Ariel, and co-designer (with Dan Haskett).
Haskett) for Ariel.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuersDownUnder'' (1990): Supervising Character designer and supervising animator for Marahute.


* ''Film/{{Pete's Dragon|1977}}'' (1977): Animator

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* ''Film/{{Pete's Dragon|1977}}'' ''[[Film/PetesDragon1977 Pete's Dragon]]'' (1977): AnimatorAnimator (Elliot)


* ''Film/PetesDragon1977'' (1977): Animator

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* ''Film/PetesDragon1977'' ''Film/{{Pete's Dragon|1977}}'' (1977): Animator


The son of Bil Keane, the creator of the famous comic strip ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus''--Glen Keane is "Billy" in the strip--Keane applied to the art school at the California Institute of the Arts, but in a lucky twist of fate, his application was accidentally sent to the Film Graphics school, where he was mentored under UPA veteran Jules Engel.

Keane graduated from [=CalArts=] in 1974 and became an animator at Walt Disney Productions. The studio's animated feature ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuers'' would be his first assignment, working on the characters of Bernard and Penny alongside famed veteran Ollie Johnston. Afterward, he animated the animated character Elliot for the otherwise live-action film ''Film/PetesDragon1977'' before being promoted to supervising animator on ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxAndTheHound'', where he animated the climactic showdown with [[BearsAreBadNews a ferocious bear]].

Throughout his career, Keane designed and animated many of the leading characters for Disney's films during the studio's "renaissance" era, from slender and charming characters like [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1989 Ariel]] and {{WesternAnimation/Aladdin}} to unkempt, bulky brutes like [[WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast the Beast]] and [[WesternAnimation/TreasurePlanet John Silver]]. Afterward, he was to be a director of the studio's CGI feature film ''{{WesternAnimation/Tangled}}'', but due to "non-life threatening health issues", he stepped down and became an executive producer.

On March 23, 2012, Keane resigned from Walt Disney Animation Studios after 38 years of service. He has since started his own animation studio, Glen Keane Productions, to persue more personal projects, and joined Motorola's "Advanced Technology and Projects Group" to create interactive hand-drawn animation. In 2014, Keane premiered a new short film ''Duet'' at that year's Website/{{Google}} I/O conference as the latest in the company's "Spotlight Stories" of interactive shorts made exclusively for mobile devices.

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The son of Bil Keane, the ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'' creator of the famous comic strip ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus''--Glen Bil Keane is "Billy" (who actually used him as the model for Billy in the strip--Keane strip), Glen applied to the art Illustration school at the California Institute of the Arts, but in a lucky twist of fate, his application was accidentally sent to the Film Graphics school, where he was mentored under UPA veteran Jules Engel.

Keane graduated from [=CalArts=] in 1974 and became an animator at Walt Disney Productions. The studio's animated feature ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuers'' would be his first assignment, working on the characters of Bernard and Penny alongside famed veteran [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Ollie Johnston. Johnston]]. Afterward, he animated the animated character Elliot for the otherwise live-action film ''Film/PetesDragon1977'' (under the supervision of Creator/DonBluth) before being promoted to supervising animator on ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxAndTheHound'', where he animated the Tod's climactic showdown with [[BearsAreBadNews a ferocious bear]].

Throughout his career, Keane designed and animated many of the leading characters for Disney's films during the studio's "renaissance" "Renaissance" era, from slender slender, athletic and charming characters like [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1989 Ariel]] Ariel]], WesternAnimation/{{Pocahontas}}, WesternAnimation/{{Tarzan}}, and {{WesternAnimation/Aladdin}} to unkempt, bulky brutes like [[WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast the Beast]] Beast]], [[WesternAnimation/TheGreatMouseDetective Ratigan]], and [[WesternAnimation/TreasurePlanet John Silver]]. Afterward, he was to be a director of the studio's CGI feature film ''{{WesternAnimation/Tangled}}'', but due to "non-life threatening health issues", he stepped down and became an executive producer.

On March 23, 2012, Keane resigned from Walt Disney Animation Studios after 38 years of service. He has since started his own animation studio, Glen Keane Productions, to persue pursue more personal projects, and joined Motorola's "Advanced Technology and Projects Group" to create interactive hand-drawn animation. In 2014, Keane premiered a new short film ''Duet'' at that year's Website/{{Google}} I/O conference as the latest in the company's "Spotlight Stories" of interactive shorts made exclusively for mobile devices.



He's also insanely good at doing impressions of his mentors, Creator/DisneysNineOldMen.

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He's Apropos of nothing, but he's also insanely good at doing impressions of his mentors, Creator/DisneysNineOldMen.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{The Little Mermaid|1989}}'' (1989): Co-supervising animator for Ariel, and co-designer (with Dan Haskett).

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{The Little Mermaid|1989}}'' (1989): Co-supervising animator (with Mark Henn) for Ariel, and co-designer (with Dan Haskett).



* ''{{WesternAnimation/Tangled}}'' (2010): Originally to be the film's director, he became an executive producer, animation director and storyman.

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Tangled}}'' (2010): Originally to be the film's director, he became an executive producer, animation director and storyman.story artist, as well as supervising animator for Rapunzel.



* ''WesternAnimation/OverTheMoon'' (2020): Directoral debut.

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* ''WesternAnimation/OverTheMoon'' (2020): Directoral Directorial debut.


'''Glen Keane''' is one of the most famous modern animators and arguably ''the'' most respected living artist in hand-drawn animation.

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'''Glen Keane''' (born April 13, 1954) is one of the most famous modern animators and arguably ''the'' most respected living artist in hand-drawn animation.



He's also insanely good at doing impressions of his mentors Creator/DisneysNineOldMen.

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In 2020, he directed the animated feature, ''WesternAnimation/OverTheMoon''.

He's also insanely good at doing impressions of his mentors mentors, Creator/DisneysNineOldMen.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{The Little Mermaid|1989}}'' (1989): Supervising animator for Ariel.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuersDownUnder'' (1990): Supervising animator for Marahute the eagle.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{The Little Mermaid|1989}}'' (1989): Supervising Co-supervising animator for Ariel.
Ariel, and co-designer (with Dan Haskett).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuersDownUnder'' (1990): Supervising animator for Marahute the eagle.Marahute.



* ''{{WesternAnimation/Pocahontas}}'' (1995): Supervising animator for Pocahontas.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Tarzan}}'' (1999): Storyman and supervising animator for Tarzan.

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Pocahontas}}'' (1995): Supervising Story artist and supervising animator for Pocahontas.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Tarzan}}'' (1999): Storyman Story artist and supervising animator for Tarzan.



** At one point during production of ''Beauty and the Beast'', he was animating the famous scene where the Beast turns back into his human form and production. At first he wanted to get through the scene quickly as the film was fast reaching its deadline, but Disney allowed him to take all the time he needed. The result it one of the absolute most stunning pieces of animation in the studio's history.

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** At one point point, during production of ''Beauty and the Beast'', he was animating the famous scene where the Beast turns back into his human form and production. At first he wanted to get through the scene quickly as the film was fast reaching its deadline, but Disney allowed him to take all the time he needed. The result it is one of the absolute most stunning pieces of animation in the studio's history.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was originally slated to make his directorial debut with ''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}'', but some minor health issues forced him to step down to executive producer and art director.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was originally slated to make his directorial debut with ''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}'', but some minor health issues forced him to step down to executive producer and art co-art director.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TrashTruck'' (2020): Executive producer of this Netflix series created by his son, Max. The Keane family also voice several characters in the series.

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* ''WesternAnimation/OverTheMoon'' (2020): Directoral debut.


Keane graduated from [=CalArts=] in 1974 and became an animator at Walt Disney Productions. The studio's animated feature ''Disney/TheRescuers'' would be his first assignment, working on the characters of Bernard and Penny alongside famed veteran Ollie Johnston. Afterward, he animated the animated character Elliot for the otherwise live-action film ''Film/PetesDragon1977'' before being promoted to supervising animator on ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'', where he animated the climactic showdown with [[BearsAreBadNews a ferocious bear]].

Throughout his career, Keane designed and animated many of the leading characters for Disney's films during the studio's "renaissance" era, from slender and charming characters like [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] and {{Disney/Aladdin}} to unkempt, bulky brutes like [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast the Beast]] and [[Disney/TreasurePlanet John Silver]]. Afterward, he was to be a director of the studio's CGI feature film ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'', but due to "non-life threatening health issues", he stepped down and became an executive producer.

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Keane graduated from [=CalArts=] in 1974 and became an animator at Walt Disney Productions. The studio's animated feature ''Disney/TheRescuers'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuers'' would be his first assignment, working on the characters of Bernard and Penny alongside famed veteran Ollie Johnston. Afterward, he animated the animated character Elliot for the otherwise live-action film ''Film/PetesDragon1977'' before being promoted to supervising animator on ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxAndTheHound'', where he animated the climactic showdown with [[BearsAreBadNews a ferocious bear]].

Throughout his career, Keane designed and animated many of the leading characters for Disney's films during the studio's "renaissance" era, from slender and charming characters like [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1989 Ariel]] and {{Disney/Aladdin}} {{WesternAnimation/Aladdin}} to unkempt, bulky brutes like [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast [[WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast the Beast]] and [[Disney/TreasurePlanet [[WesternAnimation/TreasurePlanet John Silver]]. Afterward, he was to be a director of the studio's CGI feature film ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'', ''{{WesternAnimation/Tangled}}'', but due to "non-life threatening health issues", he stepped down and became an executive producer.



* ''Disney/TheRescuers'' (1977): Animator

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* ''Disney/TheRescuers'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuers'' (1977): Animator



* ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' (1981): Supervising animator for the climactic fight scene with the bear.
* ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol'' (1983): Animator.
* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' (1986): Supervising animator for Ratigan.

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* ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxAndTheHound'' (1981): Supervising animator for the climactic fight scene with the bear.
* ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol'' ''WesternAnimation/MickeysChristmasCarol'' (1983): Animator.
* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatMouseDetective'' (1986): Supervising animator for Ratigan.



* ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' (1988): Supervising animator for Georgette, Fagin and Sykes.
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' (1989): Supervising animator for Ariel.
* ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' (1990): Supervising animator for Marahute the eagle.
* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' (1991): Supervising animator for the Beast.
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' (1992): Supervising animator for Aladdin.
* ''{{Disney/Pocahontas}}'' (1995): Supervising animator for Pocahontas.
* ''{{Disney/Tarzan}}'' (1999): Storyman and supervising animator for Tarzan.
* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' (2002): Supervising animator for John Silver.
* ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'' (2010): Originally to be the film's director, he became an executive producer, animation director and storyman.

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* ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' ''WesternAnimation/OliverAndCompany'' (1988): Supervising animator for Georgette, Fagin and Sykes.
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' ''WesternAnimation/{{The Little Mermaid|1989}}'' (1989): Supervising animator for Ariel.
* ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuersDownUnder'' (1990): Supervising animator for Marahute the eagle.
* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast'' (1991): Supervising animator for the Beast.
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' (1992): Supervising animator for Aladdin.
* ''{{Disney/Pocahontas}}'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Pocahontas}}'' (1995): Supervising animator for Pocahontas.
* ''{{Disney/Tarzan}}'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Tarzan}}'' (1999): Storyman and supervising animator for Tarzan.
* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' ''WesternAnimation/TreasurePlanet'' (2002): Supervising animator for John Silver.
* ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Tangled}}'' (2010): Originally to be the film's director, he became an executive producer, animation director and storyman.



* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': Did early visual development for Sgt. Calhoun.

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* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': ''WesternAnimation/WreckItRalph'': Did early visual development for Sgt. Calhoun.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was originally slated to make his directoral debut with ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', but some minor health issues forced him to step down to executive producer and art director.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was originally slated to make his directoral directorial debut with ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}'', but some minor health issues forced him to step down to executive producer and art director.


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* DoingItForTheArt: Famously. As the page quote shows, he's a professional artist simply because he loves drawing.
** At one point during production of ''Beauty and the Beast'', he was animating the famous scene where the Beast turns back into his human form and production. At first he wanted to get through the scene quickly as the film was fast reaching its deadline, but Disney allowed him to take all the time he needed. The result it one of the absolute most stunning pieces of animation in the studio's history.
** Keane has also taken the time to host classes on character animation to students and aspiring animators.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was originally slated to make his directoral debut with ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', but some minor health issues forced him to step down to executive producer and art director.


In 2018, Keane directed an animated rendition of Kobe Bryant's poem ''Film/DearBasketball'', which earned both many awards, including the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm.

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In 2018, Keane directed an animated rendition of Kobe Bryant's poem ''Film/DearBasketball'', ''WesternAnimation/DearBasketball'', which earned both many awards, including the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm.

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In 2018, Keane directed an animated rendition of Kobe Bryant's poem ''Film/DearBasketball'', which earned both many awards, including the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm.


* ''WesternAnimation/MickeysChristmasCarol'' (1983): Animator.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MickeysChristmasCarol'' ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol'' (1983): Animator.

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