Here is a small clip by the original head designer for Beauty and the Beast (1991) on Beast’s transformation into a man. I also includef a clip of the raw animatipn for this scene. Glen Keane primarily hand drew this scene and really put his heart and soul into it. Those who know me, also know how much I love animation and how I especially love this animated scene. I have a special love for stories where people transform inside. What I love about this animated scene specifically is how we as an audience can really see his complete transformation come to life through art. Art is a powerful thing, which leaves impressions on us. It is because artists implant a part of themselves into their work. Really, a part of their souls. I hope you enjoy thees clips if you are interested!
Watch “Duet – Glen Keane” on YouTube
I felt I should share this video again. Whenever I see it, I feel such a sense of wonder and peace. True love is the most beautiful thing in the world and we all long for it. And I know we recognize it when we see it.
I really like this quite from Leo Tolstoy which says,”Love, true love, love that denies itself and transfers itself to another, is the awakening within oneself of the highest universal principle of life.” (A Confession, 1882).
For those who have not seen this video, I hope you enjoy it!
Short Video tribute: Duet by Glen Keane (2014)
Last night, I found a posting of this video on Facebook and I fell in love with it. Animation is such a beautiful, complicated art form and this short is no exception. The three minute short depicts the love story of a boy and a girl, whose growth slowly draws them closer and closer together. Glen Keane, since 2013 named a Disney Legend, originally worked on character design and animation on many of the movies from the Disney Renaissance including The Little Mermaid (1989), Aladdin (1992), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Tarzan (1999), and Tangled (2010) and has received the 1992 Annie Award for character animation and the 2007 Winsor McCay Award for lifetime contribution to the field of animation. I wish that I could post the video on my blog, but I am not a premium member. However, I will leave a link here so that anyone interested can watch it. ——–> LINK