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Dear Basketball (2017)

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

Director:

Glen Keane

Writers:

Kobe Bryant (created by), Brian Hunt (Creative Development)

Star:

Kobe Bryant
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kobe Bryant ... Himself (voice)
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Kobe Bryant: As a six year old boy deeply in love with you, I never thought the end would come, I only thought of myself running out there.
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Recommended to Basketball Fans
17 July 2018 | by The_Film_AuditorSee all my reviews

Being a Kobe Bryant fan when I was in high school, I enjoyed watching this animated short. I thought the film, which is based off a poem written by Kobe, was inspiring and reminiscent of his successful career. The hand drawn animation style was well done; it added an imaginative look to the short. I would recommend this film to any fans of Kobe or basketball in general.


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