Well, what a treat this is. Gorillaz are back and so, of course, is Jamie Hewlett's wonderful cartoon version of the band. Murdoc, 2D, Noodle and Russel are at once familiar, but Hewlett …
Gorillaz 'Humility' by Jamie Hewlett, Tim McCourt, Max Taylor, Evan Silver
Just a year after Gorillaz' star-studded fifth album Humanz was released, here comes a sixth - The Now Now, released later this month - and a new video for the first single Humility, with Jamie Hewlett's characters (including a new one) animated by Tim McCourt and Max Taylor at The Line.
With live action shot at Venice Beach – directed by Evan Silver – McCourt and Taylor's excellent 2D animation brings the band character 2D to life, joyfully rollerskating through Venice's celebrated streetlife (sporting Beats headphones) while the other bandmembers hang out with the locals - including Murdoc's 'temporary replacement', the equally green Ace, casually ruining a game of hoops.
And with a significant live action supporting role for a guitar-strumming Jack Black, who pops up throughout, this seems like an altogether simpler and sunnier, and more commercially-minded iteration of the World's Most Successful Virtual Act. Certainly a kinder one for the usually hapless 2D. Well, that is until drummer Russel (now back at normal size) puts a sudden, surprisingly spiteful end to 2D's skate fun.
Can Russel be the new Murdoc? Good to see that some remainder of Hewlett's edge is still there...
|Executive Producer||Bart Yates|
|Executive Producer||James Duveen|
|Executive Producer||Robert Herman|
|Lead actor||Jack Black|
|Director of Photography||Carlos Veron|
|Production designer||Chris Yager|
|Hair & Make-up||Amy Hanlin|
|Grading company||Time Based Arts|
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