• Dec 24, 1960
    (b.) -
    Oct 29, 2002
    (d.)

Bio/Description

A Canadian supervisor of digital animation and supervising character animator at Pixar and Pacific Data Images, he graduated from Canada's renowned Sheridan College in 1985. He was sent by Sheridan on a scholarship to the New York Institute of Technology Computer Graphics Lab, where he worked as head of the 3-D production department, which made film effects, TV commercials and scientific visuals. He was an original member of the Pacific Data Images Character Animation Group which he joined in 1991. He worked on projects like The Last Halloween, Slide Show, Sleepwalkers and Angels in the Outfield. In 1994 he moved to Pixar Animation Studios (partly due to his interest in Toy Story and his respect for John Lasseter), where he supervised the animation on Pixar's early successes, including Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2 and Monsters, Inc.. He also served as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood. During the filming of Finding Nemo, on October 29, 2002, he died from melanoma in Berkeley, California, at the age of 41. The film was dedicated to him, as seen before the final credits at the end of the movie. His former colleagues also paid tribute to him making his name the main character in the films Cars and Cars 2 ("Lightning McQueen"). The DVD release of Finding Nemo contains a hidden video, "Glenn McQueen Tribute", which can be accessed through the last page of the Visual Commentary section's index on the DVD. He is quoted as saying, “I do have the best job in the world, no question. Everybody should be jealous. This is so what you want to do." and "Probably the most valuable thing that I’ve gotten from working at Pixar…is making all kinds of friends." He has admirers all over the world for his work, and has been hailed as one of the best animators in the field. Pixar founder John Lasseter called McQueen "the heart and soul of our animation department", and also said that “Glenn is not gone from us. He’s still alive in all of us.” Pixar Animation Studios has plans underway to open a new studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which will be named the Glenn McQueen Pixar Animation Center.
  • Date of Birth:

    Dec 24, 1960
  • Date of Death:

    Oct 29, 2002
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    Supervisor of the computerized animation on Pixar's early films leading to their success and hailed as one of the best animators in the field
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