Disney Legend Glen Keane worked in Disney Animation for nearly 38 years.  He was trained by some of the greats like Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two of Walt’s “nine old men”. Glen’s dad was none other than Family Circus creator Bil Keane, so he learned and had a love for art from an early age.

While I still have the utmost respect for hand-drawn animation, it’s nice to see the man who gave us Aladdin, Ariel and The Beast gush over the new tech.  He’s not too bad at using it either.  At the time this video was shot it was only Glen’s second time using the HTC Vive to draw in three dimensions.

2015 Future of StoryTelling Summit Speaker: Glen Keane
Animator, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, Beauty and the Beast, and Duet
Apply to attend: www.fost.org

Over nearly four decades at Disney, Glen Keane animated some the most compelling characters of our time: Ariel from The Little Mermaid, the titular beast in Beauty and the Beast, and Disney’s Tarzan, to name just a few. The son of cartoonist Bil Keane (The Family Circus), Glen learned early on the importance of holding onto your childhood creativity—and how art can powerfully convey emotion. Keane has spent his career embracing new tools, from digital environments to 3D animation to today’s virtual reality, which finally enables him to step into his drawings and wander freely through his imagination. At FoST, he’ll explore how to tap into your own creativity, connecting to emotion and character more directly than ever before.