(I don't know if this is the proper forum for this topic, if is not.... don't kill me mods xD)
Ok I know this is going to come off as silly and childish... but I've been wanting to send a letter to Glen Keane expressing my appreciation for his wonderful work over the years and let him know that he is inspiring another generation of artists and such. His work has been a huge inspiration for me over the passed couple of years as I've become more and more interested in the work of character design and animation. And sometimes when you look up to someone you feel the need to express your admiration and appreciation to them via letter...
However we come to the dilemma that he retired from Disney Animation Studios last year... so my question is, how does one send him a fan letter? If I sent it to address listed for fan letters from when he was still working at Disney, would they forward it to him? I mean I don't know if anyone will have any idea where to send the letter to... I just thought I'd give it a shot in case anyone knew...
Also, anyone else here a fan of Glen Keane's work? I just bought the art book for Tangled and the artwork in there is breathtakingly beautiful. So many talented artists put so much heart and soul into it... it makes me want to keep on practicing in hopes that some day my drawings and paintings will be half as good as some of these artists.... it also makes me want to buy more art books xD
Send it to Disney, it will get to him eventually. Most companies are pretty good about forwarding fan mail, it can just take a while.
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What Elwell said...most big name artists out there will personally respond to your email, but of course some wont. A guy like Keane probably gets a ton but be patient. In a case where someone is getting a ton of emails rather than hand written letters, try the more traditional approach. Include your email within it though. I'm sure he'd appreciate the time you took to hand write and mail it to him. Write it if you've got nice penmanship type it if you dont. I'm a huge fan of his character work and of course animation like many others as well.
Oh Glen Keane. I'm studying animation right now and my whole class loves him. Our spectrum of good and evil starts with Glen Keane and ends with Hitler. ("You know who always eats his vegetables? Glen Keane always eats his vegetables! Hitler never eats his vegetables!") And we have a chart of how tall we are, you know, those pencil marks you make on a doorframe? Someone put a mark 2.5m high up, reading "The greatness of Glen Keane". So yeah, we're kind of obsessed with him.
That said, have one of his demos/lectures here:
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Rotor - GoGoJoJo
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Last edited by Scarry; February 12th, 2013 at 02:41 PM.