Wednesday 17 January 2018

Portman a 'dream Disney princess'

Natalie Portman would be Glen Keane's ideal actress to animate
Natalie Portman would be Glen Keane's ideal actress to animate

Disney animator Glen Keane has revealed Natalie Portman is top of his wish list of people to work with.

The legendary illustrator, who brought his talents to Mandy Moore's new film Tangled, reckons the award-winning Black Swan star would be a great collaborator.

"Natalie Portman, she'd be a fantastic actress to work with I think. I'd love to animate her voice some day," he said.

"What you look for in a voice is a character that already animates themselves - like Mandy Moore, when you hear Mandy's voice suddenly the character is clear in my head.

"It's about the eyes. It's a spark of light there, an irrepressible nature... that's what I look for in a voice. I think Natalie's got that kind of a voice and there's a number of actresses that do."

Glen, who has also worked on classics like The Little Mermaid and Beauty And The Beast, said he was really proud of the illustrators who worked on the new 3D film.

"What I didn't know was possible was that we could take the things that I love in hand drawn, the things that I was leaving behind, and take it into computer animation," he added.

"I'm amazed at the level, the quality, the emotion, the depth that these animators put into it."

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