As of March 23, 2012, Disney Legend Glen Keane has left the Walt Disney animation studios. Glen served as a mentor to several Disney artists and a hero to those aspiring to work for the company. This post is in honor of his outstanding work in animation, his ability to breathe life into that which was once without and his dedication to the Walt Disney company.
R.I.P HARALD SIEPERMANN
Harald was a 50 year-old german artist, who recently passed away in February 16th, suffering from cancer. He was very beloved in the industry, and began his career working in comics and tv series, in cities like Dusseldorf, Zurich and London.
His Disney history began with story sketch on Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It was his character designs for which he was most sought after, and he contributed visual development to numerous Disney features including Mulan, Tarzan, The Emperor’s New Groove, Brother Bear, Treasure Planet, Enchanted and even Frozen (which at the time was going to be called The Snow Queen). He participated in films from other studios such We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story, which happens to be one of my favourite non-Disney films.
This has truly been a major loss for the animation industry, specially Europe as he used to educate future artists with his lectures through schools in his continent.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us, you will be dearly missed.
If anyone is interested in seeing a collection of his work, you check out his blog.
“I have used my own FAMILY as model. Ariel was my wife, Tarzan my son, I was beast and my daughter Claire was very much the inspiration for Rapunzel”
- Glen Keane
( I couldn’t find a picture of Max, Glen’s son, so I had to improvise :P )
David Gilson’s Disney Heroines in simple lines (with only a few missing). Can you guess them all?
. Snow White
. Alice (in Wonderland)
. Wendy (Peter Pan)
. Tinkerbell (Peter Pan)
. Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
. Penny (The Rescuers)
. Eloïse/Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
. Jasmine (Aladdin)
. Esmeralda (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame)
. Megara (Hercules)
. Jane (Tarzan)
. Kida (Atlantis, the lost empire)
. Nani (Lilo & Stitch)
. Lilo (& Stitch)
. Capt. Amelia (Treasure Planet)
. Giselle (Enchanted)
. Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)
. Charlotte (The Princess and the Frog)
. Raiponce/Rapunzel (Tangled)
. Merida (Brave from Pixar)
. Vanellope Von Schweetz (Wreck-it Ralph)
. Sgt. Calhoun (Wreck-it Ralph)
. Meg (Paperman)
. Anna (Frozen)
Rough Animation vs. Final Animation
Supervisor Animator: Glen Keane
My Top 12 Disney Songs
I couldn’t decide on just 10, so here are the twelve. It was quite hard for me to choose, as I have over 580 disney songs on my iTunes that I absolutely love. But people asked me, and here they are!
PS: Part of your World and One Jump Ahead (as you can tell by the screen cap) are the reprise ones. I always like the reprise much more, as I have said many times in the past :)
PS2: I think my preference for Alan Menken is quite noticeable, right? GUILTY I know