As part of the announcement, Keane 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
A wider launch for DUET is planned for early next year.
More recently, DUET made the list for the 10 animated short films vying for an Oscar.
Animated in its entirety and directed by 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, hand-drawn 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.