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Glen Keane’s “Duet” Animated Short Launches Globally on Moto X Devices

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Glen Keane Duet Google I/O

GLEN KEANE’S “DUET” LAUNCHES
GLOBALLY TODAY ON MOTO X DEVICES

A celebration of life through the hand-drawn line,
DUET is the latest in a series of Google ATAP’s Spotlight Stories,
interactive short films made exclusively for mobile devices.

Glen Keane Duet Google I/OAcclaimed animator Glen Keane’s highly anticipated short film, DUET is now available globally to millions of users on the new Moto X, Moto X (1st Gen.), Moto G (2nd Gen.) and Moto G 4G LTE. As part of the announcement, Glen shares what it was like to work on DUET in his own words on Motorola’s official blog: http://motorola-blog.blogspot.com/2014/11/glen-keane-on-making-of-duetnow.html.

Duet (Original)A wider launch for DUET is planned for early next year. Animated in its entirety and directed by Glen Keane (former Disney animator and creator of such beloved characters as Ariel, Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Tarzan and Rapunzel), DUET tells the story of Mia and Tosh and how their individual paths in life weave together to create an inspired duet. The unique, interactive nature of the story allows the viewer to seamlessly follow the journey of either of the two characters from birth to adulthood.

DUET is the third in a series of Spotlight Stories, which is a new way of telling stories on mobile devices. The stories blend world-class artistry with innovative rendering and interaction technology for mobile to create a new canvas for the next generation of storytelling. DUET is the first traditionally animated, handdrawn film to debut as a Spotlight Story. The film offers a glimpse into what’s possible on mobile devices, a rich, modern canvas for creative expression and immersive works of art and technology.

ABOUT GLEN KEANE AND GLEN KEANE PRODUCTIONS
Glen KeaneA 38-year veteran of Walt Disney Feature Animation, Glen Keane is most noted for creating and animating such legendary Disney characters as Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”, Aladdin, Pocahontas, the Beast from “Beauty and the Beast”, and Tarzan. Glen also served as Supervising Animator and Executive Producer on Disney’s 2010 box office hit, “Tangled”. In the spring of  2012, Glen decided to leave Disney Studios in pursuit of further artistic exploration. In his departure letter he stated: “I am convinced that animation really is the ultimate art form of our time with endless new territories to explore. I can’t resist its  siren call to step out and discover them.” In 2013, he launched Glen Keane Productions to pursue his personal projects.

ABOUT ATAP
The Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) is a group led by Regina Dugan that started in Motorola Mobility and has moved to Google. ATAP is a small band of makers and believers charged with breakthrough innovations in mobile computing and accelerating the development of promising technologies to market.

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