Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Your Favorite Disney Characters, From the Guy Who Drew Them

April 3, 2015 3:35 PM

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Artist and animator Glen Keane began his decades-long career at Disney Animation in 1974, beginning with "The Rescuers" and "The Fox and the Hound." He was the main animator on some of the beloved characters that come from the so-called Disney Rennaissance of the 1990s, which included films like "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin" and "Beauty and the Beast." Then, in 2012, Keane resigned from Disney and set out on new animation adventures. "I am convinced that animation really is the ultimate art form of our time with endless new territories to explore," he said in his resignation letter. "I can't resist its siren call to step out and discover them."

And discover them he did. Keane's 2014 short film "Duet," was shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short, and is now heading into new territory. Later this spring, Google will make the short available on Android smartphones in a completely new viewing experience, one that is difficult...

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