Former Disney animator Glen Keane has become an unlikely evangelist for bridging the gap between traditional drawing and new technologies.

Last year, he created Duet for Google and Motorola’s interactive storytelling initiative Spotlight Stories. Now, he’s embracing 3-D drawing tools, as shown in the video below. The video is a promo for the invitation-only Future of Storytelling summit that takes place October 7-8 in New York City.

In the video, Keane draws life-sized versions of Ariel and Beast in the short with an HTC Vive headset and the 3D painting app called Tilt Brush, which is now owned by Google. While drawing in 3-D space is not a new technology, it’s novel to see someone like Keane, who is considered a master of hand-drawn animation, play around with the tools.

Keane will share his views next month on the potential of animation and storytelling with respect to virtual reality technology at the Future of Storytelling summit.

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