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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 13 April 1954Abington, Pennsylvania, USA

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (1)

Linda Hesselroth (3 August 1975 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Often animates the hero or heroine (Ariel in The Little Mermaid (1989), the Beast in Beauty and the Beast (1991), the title characters in Aladdin (1992), Pocahontas (1995), and Tarzan (1999))
Animates using large graphite pencils resulting in bold, powerful drawings.

Trivia (7)

Glen Keane's father is Bil Keane, creator of the newspaper comic The Family Circus, and the child Billy is based on Glen himself.
Known as one of the "Nine New Men".
Father of Claire Keane-Rogozyk, a visual development artist for Walt Disney Animation Studios and Max Keane, a computer graphics artist. He has two grandchildren.
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.
Appeared as part of a cast/crew panel discussion at the premiere of a revival/promotional screening of the 1989 Disney classic 'The Little Mermaid' at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on September 7th, 2006. [September 2006]
Named a Disney Legend [2013].
Mentor was John Lounsbery.

Personal Quotes (2)

I always get these characters who have more hair than I can ever hope for. Aladdin, Pocahontas, even The Beast. It's one of those cruel ironies
[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 spiritually than this animated character transforming from an animal to the prince.

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