2017 Reuben Award Winner: Glen Keane

May 30, 2018


CONGRATULATIONS TO GLEN KEANE who is the winner of the 2017 Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year.

Glen is an American animator, author and illustrator. Keane was a character animator at Walt Disney Animation Studiosfor feature films including The Little MermaidBeauty and the BeastAladdinPocahontasTarzan and Tangled. Keane received the 1992 Annie Awardfor character animation, the 2007 Winsor McCay Award for lifetime contribution to the field of animation and in 2013 was named a Disney Legend.

In 2017, Keane directed Dear Basketball, an animated short film based on Kobe Bryant‘s retirement poem in The Players’ Tribune. At the 90th Academy Awards, Keane and Bryant won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for their work on Dear Basketball.


Photo by David Folkman

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