Mr. Keane, a 31-year veteran who created the beast from "Beauty and the
Beast" and Ariel from "The Little Mermaid," was a Disney
traditionalist. But after a series of experiments to see if he could
create a computer-animated ballerina, his opposition softened. So he
invited the 50 animators to discuss the pros and cons of both art
forms, calling his seminar "The Best of Both Worlds."
Don’t miss the NY Times article on Disney’s transition to Computer Animation.
Update: Then be sure to read the response from Amid at CartoonBrew.