Glen Keane, Part One

Ariel, The Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Tarzan, John Silver. The list should say it all. Animation hero to many, Glen Keane has created many of the most memorable characters in modern animation with performances that rival those of any flesh and blood actor. In part one, Glen talks about being an artist, discovering animation, and his first years at the Disney studio.

Get the MP3 here: Show 14: Glen Keane, Part One
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Or get the enhanced version playable only with Quicktime, iTunes, or iPods. (Includes pictures in addition to the audio.)
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Apr 2 2006

Animation Talk

All right, one more post before the next show.

Here’s some more animation related talk to check out.

I’ll put this one first because the series starts tomorrow. As the Pixar: 20 Years of Animation exhibition travels to The Science Museum in South Kensington, London, they are kicking off a series called Talk Animation. If you’re in London on April 3rd you can catch the first in the series:

Loren Carpenter, Senior Scientist at Pixar Studios, will talk about his Academy Award winning work in creating new technology that has enabled Pixar productions to be so fantastical, yet believable. Loren will also be talking about his work on the jaw-dropping 21st Century Zoetrope, one of the main features of the Pixar: 20 Years of Animation exhibition.

There are a bunch of different talks to attend. Go to The Science Musuem’s site for more details. LINK


I’ve mentioned Smarter Than the Average radio show before. Their second show airs on April 3rd at 7pm GMT. They say the show will be dowmloadable the following day as an mp3 with ten extra minutes. For all the details go to the Smarter Than the Average site. LINK


When I started the podcast, FPS Magazine told me that they had been thinking about podcasting too. Well, they’ve done it! Go to the FPS site to hear their first show, an interview with independent animator Phil Mulloy. LINK


If you’ve ever been to any of the previous Marc Davis Lectures hosted by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, you know that they are some of the best produced animation lectures you can attend. This year the featured guests are The Brothers Quay. If you’re not familiar with their work, once you see it, you’ll suddenly recognize how many filmmakers were influenced by their work, not just in animation, but films like The Cell and even that modern masterpiece *cough* Saw. The Marc Davis Lectures sell out every year, so get your tickets early. LINK


And of course, you must already know about The Splinecast. They’ll have an interview with Pixar art director Ralph Eggleston coming up. In the meantime, you can read Ralph’s answers to listener submitted questions here. LINK

Why don’t you take the listener survey? This isn’t some big marketing strategy. I’m just curious about who listens to the show. It shouldn’t take more than five minutes, unless you have to stop and think about who your favorite character is. Nothing personal either, just a handful of easy questions. I’d really appreciate it. Think of it as your way to give back to the show that keeps on giving.

Speaking of shows, there WILL be a new show on the site around Sunday night/Monday morning, so be sure to check back for that. I promise, you will not want to miss it. And don’t ask who it is. I won’t give.

Find the survey in header at the top, or in the sidebar, or just click right here.

Well this is nice of them. I’m one of the featured podcasts on I wish I could tell you how much this means to me, but I just heard of PodcasterWorld. Only PodcasterWorld knows how long the adulation will last. Nonetheless, with about 17,000 podcasts out there, I’m honored to be plucked from the crowd.


There’s a very nice addition to the feedback options that may be of use to some of you, especially the overseas listeners: It’s the pink balloon link in the sidebar that says ‘Send me a voice message.’ (I may will update that in the future with my own image.) If you’ve got a computer with a mic, you can record right there, no need to call a phone number, AND the audio quality should be much clearer than the phone messages. You also get to review it before sending, so if you sound like a goof (which isn’t a bad thing for the show) you can start over. Good for all of us, aight? I think the only requirements are a mic on your end (duh) and flash installed for your browser. Give it a shot, if for no other reason than for helping me test it out.

While I’m on the subject of feedback, I’d like to extend a GREAT BIG THANKS to everyone who’s been commenting here on the site, as well as to the handful of people who gave some nice reviews in iTunes. And I can’t forget those of you who still vote on Podcast Alley. That’s is always appreciated since Podcast Alley is a pretty good gauge of what podcasts people like. It’s all appreciated mucho, mucho, and keeps my tank full for the podcast road ahead. By the way, the next stop will be pretty sweet!