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David Knight - 7th July 2017

JAY Z and Mark Romanek channel the racist stereotyping of early cartoons by Disney, Fleischer and Warner Brothers for satirical purposes. And although it's brilliantly realised, it doesn't make comfortable viewing at times. 

Romanek and Jay Z certainly do not underestimate the intelligence of their viewers - and that takes courage. Because however ludicrous the idea, somebody out there is going to think that Jay Z identifies with this caricature. 

Credits

DirectorMark Romanek
DirectorJAY Z
Executive ProducerElizabeth Newman
ProducerDaniel Midgley
Production CoordinatorLauren Wesley
Creative DirectorLisha Tan Lead
Character DesignRustam Hasanov
Art DirectorTim Devlin
TitlesIlya Abulkhanov
EditorPaul Martinez
Editing companyArcade Edit
Other creditsDesign: Nathan McKenna, George Fuentes, Ren Chen, Lisha Tan, Amy Graham Animation: Justin Demetrician, Jason Kang, Kyle Moore, Mikhail Pakhomov, Tim Devlin, Evan Parsons 3D Modeling: Sasha Vinogradova 2D Lead Artist: John Shirley Storyboard Artist: Vince Wei Character Animation: Titmouse Producer: Ben Kalina Animation Director: Mike Roush Production Manager: Brendan O’Connor Animation: Matt Augustin, Roberto Rosi, Richard Mather, Thom McDonnell, Daran Carlin-Weber, Jonathan Peartree, George Chung, Adam Temple, Brian Pak, Mike McCraw, Dante Buford, Marius Alecse, Connie Chan Cleanup: Jan Naylor, Yi Song, Carl Aspuria, Anthony Parrotta Assistant Editor: Pete Dandrea

David Knight - 7th July 2017

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