“He was the heart and soul of our animation department.”
Today, on this Christmas Eve in 2010, Glenn McQueen would have celebrated his 50th birthday. Born in Canada on December 24, 1960, McQueen landed a job in 1994 as an animator at Pixar Animation Studios. He played a vital role at the studio, working on Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, and Monsters, Inc. as an animator. Tragically in 2002, he passed away before the filming of Finding Nemo was completed. Pixar honored him by dedicating Finding Nemo in his name and then naming the main character in Cars after him (Lightning McQueen). He clearly was a man loved by many.
“Probably the most valuable thing that I’ve gotten from working at Pixar…is making all kinds of friends.”
Though Glenn McQueen may no longer be with us, he lives on in the great films he worked on and in the memories of those he left behind. Thank you, Glenn, for everything.
“Glenn is not gone from us. He’s still alive in all of us.”
Note: Quotes were taken from the incredibly moving Glenn McQueen Tribute on the Finding Nemo DVD.