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Tom Waits For No One - Animated 1979 / John Lamb
The pioneering animated, American music video Tom Waits For No One Kickstarter campaign opened today. The Kickstarter is to fund restoration of the first rotoscoped music video, which was released in 1979 and disappeared into obscurity before MTV debuted in 1981. Within hours of opening, the campaign was chosen as a “staff pick” by Kickstarter.
The Kickstarter will also fund a scrapbook of art from the film and its animators. Director
John Lamb recently rediscovered the film and all its elements - and the film, starring Tom Waits, is being hailed as a lost gem. In addition, the animators on the film went on to great things - Academy Award winner, Academy Award nominee, co-director of Monsters Inc., animator at Disney, designer for Electronic Arts, and many others.
Completed in 1979, too early for MTV, the film had no commercial release and no distribution.
The film opened to immediate acclaim, winning top prize at a Hollywood film festival, but lasted just one night with “Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation” for being “too racy”, and then disappeared into obscurity. Take a look at this unique campaign and help bring this film back to life!
Tom Waits’ 1979 Animated Short ‘Tom Waits For No One’ To Be Restored And Re-Released
Released in 1979, Tom Waits for No One is a groundbreaking animated short that was recently rediscovered thanks to YouTube.
It was directed by John Lamb and features Tom Waits performing ‘The One That Got Away’ at Hollywood’s La Brea Stage. This footage was carefully transformed into animation using then-revolutionary rotoscope technology (used much later on Richard Linklater’s Through A Scanner Darkly, for example), and had to be drawn by hand.
As it approaches its 35-year anniversary, the director is launching a Kickstarter campaign to restore the film to its original glory.
Join Rob Zombie For a Live Video Chat Friday August 8th @ 1pm ET
"I’m interested in taking things to the extreme, because that’s just the way I see things." – Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie announces a live video stream this Friday, August 8th at 1pm EST. He will be responding to questions and comments about his new movie, 31.
“Join me for a live video chat on Friday August 8th at 1pm ET. Go to RZ-31.com to watch LIVE as I discuss everything concerning 31 and how you can be part of it. You can ask questions on twitter using the hashtag #RZ31, via Facebook under the Live Stream Launches Now post or in the comments section at RZ-31.com. I’ll get to as many as I can.”
“Get on board! Get involved! Be part of this horrifying business! The world of horror needs you! “ Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for New Horror Film “31”
After months of teasing fans with video clips and mysterious messages, Rob Zombie unveils via Rolling Stone a ground-breaking crowdfunding campaign for his new film “31” at RZ-31.com.
Rolling Stone notes that “the director is offering up a variety of high-quality rewards to people who want to support the movie, including autographed posters, a chance for Zombie to follow a winner on Twitter, a winner’s name in the credits, a lifetime laminate to see Zombie on tour at any show and a gig as an extra in 31. Zombie will also offer selected props from his movies, including Halloween masks and giant crosses from House of 1000 Corpses.”
Each pair shows off psychedelic imagery from the animated film
Vans will be releasing its first-ever footwear collaboration with the Fab Four on March 1st. The collection, which contains four pieces, all feature artwork from the Yellow Submarine album and film and retail between $65 and $75.