– Unofficial Damon Albarn (@DamonUnofficial) November 10, 2021
Albarn scoffed at the project in October 2020. “We signed contracts, we started the scripts and stuff,” he told Radio.com New arrivals show at that time. “Making an animated film that is abstract is quite a risk for a film studio because it is so expensive.”
He continued: “I see a lot of people making animated videos these days, but I don’t think they really touch the quality of ours. We are more in the world of Studio Ghibli. “
Gorillaz, the creative vehicle for singer-songwriter Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett, lends itself to a spinoff film, given its emphasis on visual presentation and multimedia experimentation.
A pioneering virtual band, it is made up of fictional animated musicians who have appeared in live stage screenings, commercials, and many music videos, the most recent of which have been released as “episodes” on the web series. Song Machine. Hewlett characters, which have appeared in 2d and cg animation, have had a major influence on character design in animated films and shows, video games, and comics.
Albarn did not elaborate on the film project, which Netflix has not officially announced.
Image at the top: “The Lost Chord”, from “Song Machine”