PLOT : On the eve of his retirement from the National Basketball Association (NBA), Kobe Bryant describes his love for the game, which began when he was a young child. The short starts with the simple premise of Kobe saying "Dear Basketball" as he goes on to reminisce about his childhood: rolling his father's tube socks and shooting imaginary game-winning shots in the Great Western Forum, falling in love with the game of basketball. The animation goes on a journey to describe the love Kobe has for basketball and how that made him give everything from his mind, body, spirit, and soul.
Glen Keane. is an American animator, author and illustrator. He was a character animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios for feature films including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Tarzanand Tangled. He was named a Disney Legend in 2013.In 2017, Keane directed Dear Basketball, an animated short film based on Kobe Bryant's retirement poem in The Players' Tribune, for which Keane and Bryant received the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 90th Academy Awards.
Length 0h 6min
Kobe Bryant (Voice),
Distribution Go90 (2017), Gunpowder & Sky
Production Glen Keane Productions, Believe Entertainment Group