The Gorillaz music video of "Dirty Harry".

The music video has previously been privated on the band's official YouTube channel, but it's now been put back up in count of the other music videos being reuploaded in a higher resolution. It has remained unchanged however, as it's still at a 320p resolution.


A helicopter has crashed in a desert, and 2-D, along with a bunch of small children, have survived the crash. He fires off a flare, hoping to attract the attention of rescuers. The other 3 members of Gorillaz (who are in the casspir), some ways away, see the flare, and head for where it came from. While waiting for them to get there, 2-D starts playing "Dirty Harry" on his fold-out keyboard and the kids sing along. When the APC arrives at 2-D and the children's location, Bootie Brown rises out of the sand and starts rapping. When the song finishes they all get in the APC and it drives off, only to break down short of 20 feet away.



Record Company: Parlophone

Artist Management: CMO

Production Company: Passion Pictures

Directors: Jamie Hewlett/Pete Candeland

Executive Producer: Andrew Ruhemann

Producers: Emilie Walmsley/Cara Speller

2D Animation: Robert Valley, Heath Kenny, Rikke Asbjorn

Key Assistant to Director: David Burns

Animation Assistants: Miles Peters, Brent Odell, Jonathan Wren, Gail Walton, Richard Wake, Gerry Gallego, Rachel Glodowski

FX Animators: Simon Swales, Barney Russell

FX Assistants: Mikolaj Watt, Sky Bone, Jane Wright, Katerina Kremasioti, Monica Brufton

Toonz: Phil Holder, Tim King, Megs White Dore

Art Direction: Daniel Cacouault

Matte Painter: Christobal de Oliveira

Creative Assistant: Paul Cheshire

Technician: Tony Clarke

2D Co-ordination: Jen Nunn, David Burns

CG Animation: Wesley Coman

CG Supervisors: Chris Hemming, Antoine Moulineau

CG Modellers: Stuart Rowbottom, Adam Sharp, David Usher

CG Lighting: Adam Sharp

CG Effects: Lukasz Pazera

Senior Compositor: Johnny

Still Compositing: Niamh Lines, Cassiano Prado, Ed Salkeld

Technical Director: Mark Wilson

3D Co-ordination: Emma Philips

DoP (live action shots) Richard Stewart

Camera Operator: Richard Stewart

Producer (live action) Russell McLean

Make Up: Cecile Nonon

Editor: Jamie Foord

Post Production: Rushes

VFX Artists: Duncan Malcolm, Marcus Wood, Brian Carbin

Rushes Producer: Carl Grinter

Additional Information

  • The live action shots were filmed in the Swakopmund desert in Namibia, Africa, which is freezing in the morning, and 40 degrees in the heat of the day.
  • Bootie Brown had to do take after take of the 'rising up from sand' shot, but never once complained.
  • The APC was on loan from the Namibian armed forces.