Gorillaz 'Humility' by Jamie Hewlett, Tim McCourt, Max Taylor, Evan Silver

Gorillaz 'Humility' by Jamie Hewlett, Tim McCourt, Max Taylor, Evan Silver
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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...

Credits

Director
Jamie Hewlett
Co-Director
Tim McCourt
Co-Director
Max Taylor
Executive Producer
Bart Yates
Production Company
Blinkink
Producer
Ryan Ennis
Producer
Georgina Fillmore
Producer
Franzi Nicolaus
Animation
The Line
Executive Producer
James Duveen
Editor
Robert Rafalat
Production Company
Ruffian
Executive Producer
Robert Herman
Cast
Jack Black
Director of Photography
Carlos Veron
Production designer
Chris Yager
Wardrobe
Scott Ludden
Hair & Make-up
Amy Hanlin
Colourist
Simone Grattarola
Grading company
Time Based Arts
Cast
Alex Okafor, Dexter Homan, Brent Martin, Remi Kabaka, Will Dewitt
Roller Skater stand-in
Edgar Khatchatrian
Animation Directors
Tim McCourt & Max Taylor
Animators
Marlène Beaube, Léonard Bismuth, Maxime Delalande, Tim Dillnutt, Sarah Dhorne, Wesley Louise, Venla Linna, Xavier Ramonède, Pierre Rütz, Alvise Zennaro
Background Artist
Bjorn Erik-Aschim
Lead Compositor
Bernardo Varela
Compositors
Valentina Bartiromo, Guillaume Cassuto, Kye Dorricott, Fiona Lu, Courtney Pryce
Clean Up Artists
Aude Carpentier, Denise Dean, Angelina De Silva, Michael Douglas, Gerald Gallego, Venla Linna, Toby Parry, Setareh Seto, Isobel Stenhouse
Production Manager
Max Ross
Production Assistants
Samia Ahmed, Leana Mae Felipe
Tech Support
Jack Straw
Additional Clean Up
Amix
Rotoscoping
Trace VFX
Head of Production
Sheila Eisenstein
Production Supervisor
Joshua Hummel
1st AC
Rod Horwitz, Eric Aguilar
2nd AC
Alan Certeza, Brian Austin
B-Cam Operator
Joseph Messier
DIT
JJ Osbourne
1st AD
Chuck Connors
2nd AD
Erid Topp, Brent Martin
Gaffer
Red Hickman
Key Grip
Michael Koepke
Grips
Ryan Sparling, Danny Carillo, Adam Flore
Executive Producer Colour
Tom Jones
Location Manager
Scott Ludden
Sound Design
Offset Audio
Engineer
Claire Bilyard

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