I had occasion to be at the Hat Building this morning, and by accident I had a long talk with Glen Keane. (We bumped into each other in the first-floor hallway.) He said the following:
"My contract is up at Disney in May, and I'm doing due diligence, looking around, seeing what's out there. I'm 57 years old and I want to make the rest of my career count.
"I've known Jeffrey Katzenberg for a long time, and like him. And DreamWorks Animation is a dynamic studio. I also like what's happening at Disney. I think Tangled was one of our best features, and I did more drawings on it than I did working on Tarzan. It was great working with the animators on the crew, helping them take the work to the next level ..."
Glen didn't say whether he was moving on to another studio or not. He related that he likes the people he's working with at the Mouse House a lot, but said he's interested in "working without walls," which I took to mean he's going to look at his options and decide what he wants his next project(s) and/or studio(s) to be.
He informed me that he hadn't seen the Blue Sky piece regarding talks with DWA, hadn't seen the L.A. Times story, wasn't aware of them until I brought them up. And he was okay with me putting this post up, which is why you see it here now.