We first announced last week that Glen Keane may be working on a project for Google-owned Motorola. Well, they officially announced today that the 59-year-old former Disney animator and director will be making an interactive hand-drawn short for Motorola’s Spotlight Stories initiative, developed by their Advanced Technologies and Project group.
If you’ve seen Jan Pinkava’s CG short for Motorola, Windy Day (more on that soon, I promise), you can understand why this is such a bold and surprising move for Keane. Unlike 3-D, this technology actually allows for a different kind of narrative experience. Combined with new technologies like Google Glass, the pioneering work being done right now by Pinkava, Keane, and others could have a disruptive impact on entertainment over the next couple decades.
Here’s the official announcement: