Glen Keane. Nope I didn’t know who he was either. But I do now! Glen is a huge influential name within the animation industry enjoying a 37 year tenure at Disney creating some of the most infamous characters out there. Ariel in The Little Mermaid and then onto supervising animator on the now classics Beauty and The Beast and Aladdin.
Disney historically are the primary backers of animated films so it’s no surprise they take credit for their produce over the people responsible, but I guess this is the inherent fault in the Gutenberg machine that it is. On a slight tangent I think this is probably why they purchased Marvel and the Star Wars franchise. Both of which have appealable human identies despite their otherworldly qualities. The diminishing number of drawn animations became the cue for Glen to move on, and I’m so glad he took the leap as we are now blessed with Duet. Duet is a wonderful short animation, which was recently presented at Google I/O, the annual software development conference in San Francisco. No matter what the medium of story telling this is living proof that above all story itself makes a classic.
From cell to eternity enjoy Duet