Aardman Animations and Google ATAP's Spotlight Stories have debuted their first original short to YouTube, a holiday film called "Special Delivery," viewable on the YouTube app on many Android devices. The short was directed by Tim Ruffle of Aardman Animations and follows the adventures of a humble caretaker, disturbed by a mysterious rooftop stranger who is always one step ahead... leaving behind a trail of gifts.
Google Spotlight Stories is a new form of storytelling made specifically for mobile and VR. In these 360-degree, interactive stories, your phone becomes a window to a world all around you. The sensors on your phone allow the story to be interactive; when you move your phone to various scenes, you are able to unlock mini-stories within the story. You'll encounter 10 subplots, three potential ways to see the end, and 60+ moments where you can decide to follow the story in different ways.