An animated telling of Kobe Bryant's poem 'Dear Basketball'.

Director:

Glen Keane

Writer:

Kobe Bryant (created by)

Star:

Kobe Bryant
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Kobe Bryant ... Self (voice)
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On November 29, 2015 Kobe Bryant penned a letter in the Players' Tribune announcing his retirement from basketball at the end of that season. This film is the visualization of that letter, narrated by Kobe, scored by John Williams and animated by Glen Keane. Written by kbvsmj23

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With his 2018 Oscar win, Kobe Bryant became the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. See more »

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Kobe Bryant: Dear Basketball, from the moment I started rolling my dad's tube socks and shooting imaginary game-winning shots In the Great Western Forum, I knew one thing was real: I fell in love with you. A love so deep I gave you my all - from my mind & body to my spirit & soul. As a six-year-old boy, deeply in love with you, I never saw the end of the tunnel. I only saw myself running out of one. And so I ran. I ran up and down every court. After every loose ball for you. You asked for my hustle. I gave ...
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Probably best for basketball fans, though I did admire the quality of the production.
12 February 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Even though I really DON'T care anything about basketball, I'm giving the Oscar-nominated animated short a relatively high score because it was well made.

The film is all about Kobe Bryant and his aspirations as a child to be a professional ball player. It follows him through his pro career and then to his retirement caused by the wear and tear on his body....something every professional athlete must contend with eventually.

Interestingly, the film was written by Bryant, produced by him and features his narration. So, if you are a big fan of Kobe...then this film is for you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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