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Glen Keane was born in Abrington, Pennsylvania USA, April 13 1954. He is Disney's best known animator. In 1987 when he did a non-Disney movie called The Chipmunk Adventure, Glen did the characters of Alvin and the Chipmunks and the Chipettes and animated the musical number of "Boys and Girls of Rock N' Roll". During production of The Rescuers Down Under (1990), The studio hired a real eagle to model the character Marahute. During production in Beauty and the Beast (1991), Keane felt that the Beast was a difficult character to animate. He described the character a mix between a Bull, Bear, Lion, Wolf, and a Gorilla. During Aladdin (1992), his animation unit of the title character hired a live action model to help put the balance in his character. During Pocahontas (1995), Glen went to Jamestown, Virginia to visualise what his design of the title character should do and react when she saw the English Settlers in Disney's version of Pocahontas. During Tarzan, Keane stidied some Gorilla movements to see how the title character should move in Disney's version of Edgar Rice Burrough's novel.


Disney Films

The Rescuers (1977) (Character Animator: "Penny" and "Bernard")

Pete's Dragon (1977) (Character Animator: "Elliot")

The Fox and the Hound (1981) (Supervising Animator: "The Bear")

Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) (Animator: "Willie the Giant")

The Black Cauldron (1985) (Character Designer)

The Great Mouse Detective (1986) (Supervising Animator: "Ratigan")

Oliver & Company (1988) (Character Designer)

                                     (Supervising Animator: "Fagin", "Georgette", "Jenny Foxworth" and "Sykes")

The Little Mermaid (1989) (Character Designer)

                                      (Directing Animator: "Ariel")

The Rescuers Down Under (1990) (Character Designer)

                                                  (Supervising Animator: "Marahute")

Beauty and the Beast (1991) (Supervising Animator: "Beast")

Aladdin (1992) (Supervising Animator: "Aladdin")

Pocahontas (1995) (Character Designer)

                            (Supervising Animator: "Pocahontas")

Tarzan (1999) (Supervising Animator: "Adult Tarzan")

Treasure Planet (2002) (Supervising Animator: "John Silver")

Tangled (2010) (Directing Animator: "Rapunzel")

Winnie the Pooh (2011) (Supervising Animator: "Christopher Robin")


Other Films

The Chipmunk Adventure (1987) (Animator: "Chipmunks" and "Chipettes")


Upcoming Projects

Frozen (2013) (Supervising Animator: "Snow Queen")

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