Just forget the words and sing along

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Hey! Over at Yahoo! Music, you can watch the music video for "Weird Al" Yankovic's new single, Don't Download This Song.

Check it out! Like, now, dudes!.

A little note about this video: like all 6 music videos on Weird Al's new album, this one is 100% animated. The animator on this one was world-renowned animator Bill Plympton. Plympton is world-famous for having cranked out 26 short films and 5 animated features...and animating each and every frame himself. He won the Best Animated Short Film Oscar in 1987 for a short called Your Face. He was last nominated last year for a short film called Guard Dog.

I first heard of him back in 1997, during the release of his animated feature I Married a Strange Person. I thought it was remarkable that he animated the whole thing himself, and for the life of me, for the past 9 years, I couldn't remember his name.

Take notes on this man, Mr. Bowick, cuz I know you have similar ambitions.

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