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Glen Keane was born on April 13, 1954 in Abington, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Tangled (2010), The Little Mermaid (1989) and Pocahontas (1995). He has been married to Linda Hesselroth since August 3, 1975. They have two children. See full bio »
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Tangled Animation Department
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid Animation Department
Pocahontas Animation Department
Beauty and the Beast
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 2014/II Duet (Short) (animator)
 2012 Paperman (Short) (character designer)
 2010 Tangled (animation supervisor) / (character designer) / (directing animator: "Rapunzel")
 2003 Mickey's PhilharMagic (Short) (animator: Ariel)
 2002 Treasure Planet (supervising animator: "John Silver", "Captain Amelia" and "Scroop")
 1999 Tarzan (supervising animator: "Adult Tarzan")
 1995 Pocahontas (character design) / (supervising animator: "Pocahontas")
 1992 Aladdin (supervising animator: "Aladdin")
 1991 Beauty and the Beast (supervising animator: "Beast")
 1990 The Rescuers Down Under (character designer: "Marahute") / (supervising animator: "Marahute")
 1989 The Little Mermaid (character designer: "Ariel") / (supervising animator: "Ariel")
 1988 Oliver & Company (character designer: "Sykes", "Georgette", "Fagin" and "Jenny Foxworth") / (supervising animator: "Sykes", "Georgette", "Fagin" and "Jenny Foxworth")
 1987 The Chipmunk Adventure (animator)
 1986 The Great Mouse Detective (supervising animator: "Professor Ratigan")
 1985 The Black Cauldron (supervising animator: "Eilonwy" and "Gurgi")
 1983 Mickey's Christmas Carol (Short) (animator)
 1982 A Family Circus Easter (TV Movie) (models)
 1981 The Fox and the Hound (supervising animator)
 1979 A Family Circus Christmas (TV Movie) (animator) / (models)
 1977 Pete's Dragon (character animator: "Elliot the Dragon")
 1977 The Rescuers (character animator)
 1973-1974 Star Trek: The Animated Series (TV Series) (layout artist - 22 episodes)
- The Counter-Clock Incident (1974) ... (layout artist)
- How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth (1974) ... (layout artist)
- Albatross (1974) ... (layout artist)
- The Practical Joker (1974) ... (layout artist)
- Bem (1974) ... (layout artist)
 1973 Lassie's Rescue Rangers (TV Series) (layout artist - 1973)
 1973 Mission: Magic! (TV Series) (layout artist - 16 episodes)
- A Light Mystery (1973) ... (layout artist)
- Horse Feathers (1973) ... (layout artist)
- Modran Returns (1973) ... (layout artist)
- Nephren (1973) ... (layout artist)
- Doctor Astro (1973) ... (layout artist)
 1973 My Favorite Martians (TV Series) (layout artist - 1973)
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Interviewed for numerous "Tarzan" TV specials. See more »

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[about the transformation scene in Beauty and the Beast (1991)] It's really about an inner spiritual transformation that is taking place with the Beast and I saw it as a parable of my life that I got to express that. It was sincere. It was real for me. It was very real for the prince. I don't know that there ever is an illustration more clear as to what really can take place in a person's life ... See more »


His first job as a supervising animator was for the bear in The Fox and the Hound (1981). He collaborated on the climactic finale with John Lasseter. See more »


Animates using large graphite pencils resulting in bold, powerful drawings. See more »

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