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Gorillaz - Rhinestone Eyes, fully animated and in full colour by a fan

  • 01-09-2017 3:08pm
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    Gorillaz fans will remember that Rhinestone Eyes was supposed to be the final single from the Plastic Beach album, but because of the album's underperformance coupled with EMI's rapidly deteriorating financial situation in 2010, the entire marketing budget for that album was essentially canned, which included all of the usual Gorillaz visuals, interactive website, etc - all were produced to various stages of incompletion and then abandoned.

    The Rhinestone Eyes video was eventually released as a storyboard hand-drawn by Jamie Hewlett, which had been intended as a guide for the pro animators once they'd been contracted for the project. Well, a Gorillaz fan and animator by the name of Richard Van As has spent the last five years working on his own fan animation of the storyboard, in between working on massive projects (he's one of the animators for Rick and Morty among other things) - and this week, he's finally published it. And as a die-hard Gorillaz fan I can honestly say that I would have easily believed this to be the official, EMI funded video if I didn't know it was fan made. Check it out!

    The new fan video:

    The official storyboard, for comparison:

    What do yis think?