Mark your calendar.
A master of character animation at Disney for nearly four
decades, and an Oscar winning filmmaker, author and historian are getting together at Museum Of Modern Art to talk ‘toons.
Glen Keane has brought some of Disney’s most beloved
figures to life. More than a few of them, including Ariel in The Little
Mermaid, Beast in Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Tarzan, and
Pocahontas, have become immortal through his unique artistry. This special Modern Mondays event features the New York theatrical premiere of Keane’s most recent project, the
soaring, gossamer Duet (2014). An independent collaboration
with Google’s Advance Technology and Projects Group (ATAP), Duet is
among the first of its kind—and certainly one of the most advanced: an
interactive hand-drawn animation that explores spatial and sensory
Keane, who retired from Disney in 2013, will also take part in
an onstage conversation with Canemaker. Richly illustrated with film clips and other imagery,
the conversation will trace Keane’s career, from his apprenticeship in the
mid-1970s with the Nine Old Men, to his
groundbreaking experiments in situating hand-drawn characters in
computer-generated environments (including his 1982 collaboration with John
Lasseter on a test film of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are;
his use of “Deep Canvas” in the 1991 Disney feature Tarzan; and his
sophisticated digital innovations as Animation Supervisor on Disney’s Tangled,
Do not miss this!
Monday, April 6th
Beauty and the Beast will be screened at 4pm (introduced by Glen Keane) in Titus 2
Modern Mondays: An Evening with Glen Keane and John
Canemaker. Featuring the New York theatrical premiere of Duet (2014) at 7:00pm. T2
For more information and tickets – click here!