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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins. See more awards »

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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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Technical Specs

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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An Amazing and Inspiring Short
16 March 2018 | by skylarstierwaltSee all my reviews

A great narrative that takes you through the mind of dedicated basketball player, Kobe Bryant. This short is a letter from Bryant to the sport that has been his life since he was a kid. If you are a sports fan or have ever played sports, you know the hard work and time that you put into that skill. The stop motion drawings, the transitions, and the voice of Kobe Bryant himself, help you get emotionally involved in the story. This film deserves all the praise that it deserves and and should serve as an inspiration to anyone trying to pursue their dreams.


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