Like many of Google’s projects, the goal of the series is to show off the possibilities in what can be done to expand existing technology, in this case, cel phones. Duet is ultimately to be an interactive short, though the short released last week is a stand-alone piece. The first short- Windy Day– was released last October, and the second short- Buggy Night– followed on March 14th of this year. Both are directed by Jan Pinkava and Mark Oftedal.
Glen Keane is a veteran Disney animator, first really came to notice after animated the bear fight in The Fox And The Hound. He really hit his stride as the animator of the lead characters of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin and Beast in Beauty And The Beast. He also animated in Treasure Planet, and was executive producer and one of the driving creative forces behind Tangled. Keane left the Disney Company on March 23, 2012, after 38 years animating for the mouse.