Walt Disney Family Museum announces new exhibit “Make Believe: The World of Glen Keane”

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The Walt Disney Family Museum, located in San Francisco, California, announced a new original exhibition opening in March.

Make Believe: The World of Glen Keane showcases work created by the legendary Disney animator and artist. Keane’s talents have brought beloved characters like the Beast, Tarzan, Ariel, Pocahontas, and Rapunzel to life. The exhibition, curated by Keane in partnership with Michael Labrie, the museum’s Director of Collections and Exhibitions, displays hand-drawn animations and maquettes of Keane’s most iconic Disney characters.

The exhibit features animations from films such as “The Fox and the Hound” (1981), “The Little Mermaid” (1989), “Beauty and the Beast” (1991), “Aladdin” (1992), “Pocahontas” (1995), “Tarzan” (1999), and “Tangled” (2010). Keane’s methodical work honed during a 40-year career led to what is now known as the Disney animation renaissance.

Some of Keane’s personal work is also on display. Visitors can get a rare look into his collaboration with the Paris Opéra (“Nephtali”), his embracing of technology with Google for “Duet,” and his recent 2017 project “Dear Basketball,” created with Kobe Bryant and legendary composer John Williams.

“Glen joined the Studios when Walt’s key team was still at the creative helm. Working under the tutelage of Walt’s master animators Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas, and Eric Larson, Glen quickly and adeptly absorbed their wisdom to carry the torch forward and become a pillar of the next generation of creative contributors at the Studios,” said Kirsten Komoroske, Executive Director of The Walt Disney Family Museum. “We are honored to be able to work with Glen, his family, and his team to showcase this gorgeous, inspiring, and iconic work.”

“Make Believe: The World of Glen Keane” is presented in the Theater Gallery and Lower Lobby of The Walt Disney Family Museum from March 8 – September 3, 2018.

For more information, visit The Walt Disney Family Museum website

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