Dear BasketballDear Basketball (2017) Theatrical Cartoon by Dave Koch
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- Theatrical ShortShort
- 2D CG Animation
- Believe Entertainment Group, Glen Keane Productions
- Distributed by: Gunpowder & Sky
- Cartoon Characters: Kobe Bryant.
- Voice Actors: Kobe Bryant.
- Directed By Glen Keane.
- Produced By Gennie Rim, Kobe Bryant, Molly Carter, William H. Masterson, Andrea Fairchild, Dan Goodman.
- Animated By Glen Keane, Bolhem Bouchiba, Minkyu Lee, Aidan Terry, Phillip Vigil.
- Written By Kobe Bryant.
- Awards: Academy Award Winner, Best Short Film (Animated), 2018, Winner, 45th Annie Awards, Best Animated Short, 2018.
- Music: John Williams.
- Editor: Joseph Vele.
- Originally Released on April 23, 2017. (more dates ...)
- Originally Released Theatrically.
- Running Time: 6 minutes.
With his legend-making, 20-year NBA career complete, Kobe Bryant launches his next chapter by bringing his renowned retirement poem, Dear Basketball, to life as an animated short film. Directed by Academy-Award winning Disney animator, Glen Keane, and scored by... (more)
Cartoon Production Information:
Based on the poem "Dear Basketball" that Kobe Bryant wrote to The Players' Tribune on November 29, 2015 announcing his retirement from basketball:
Dear Basketball, From the moment
I started rolling my dadís tube socks
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