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Gorillaz_-_PAC-MAN_ft._ScHoolboy_Q_(Episode_Five)

Gorillaz - PAC-MAN ft. ScHoolboy Q (Episode Five)

The music video for PAC-MAN premiered on the Gorillaz YouTube channel on July 20, 2020 as Episode Five. The song features ScHoolboy Q.[1]

Synopsis

The video for PAC-MAN sees the virtual band inside Kong Studios. 2-D is in the game room playing the Pac-Man arcade game, Russel does some boxing with a punching bag, Murdoc is in the basement, sitting inside an orgone accumulator, and Noodle is on the recording studio couch with her mobile phone while ScHoolboy Q records his verse. As 2-D continues to play the arcade game for nine hours, all of his bandmates feel the effects of an arcade game such as Murdoc looking outside his accumulator, Russel pausing from punching as though he heard something, and Noodle changing art styles. Eventually at the end of the video, Noodle goes down to the game room and unplugs the Pac-Man arcade game, leaving 2-D confused.

Credits

  • Director: Jamie Hewlett
  • Co-Directors: Tim McCourt & Max Taylor
  • Producer: Eva Dahlqvist
  • Production Manager: Samia Ahmed
  • Production Assistant: Laurence Moss
  • Animation Supervisor/Lead Animator: Venla Linna
  • Animators: Simone Cirillo, Marc Valls, Setareh Seto, Peter Baynton
  • Clean Up Lead: Eleonora Quario
  • Clean Up Artists: Setareh Seto, Paola Costigliola, Denise Dean, Venla Linna
  • Compositors: Courtney Pryce, Valerie Guichard
  • 3D Modelling: Maximilien Bougeois
  • Gorillaz are managed by Eleven Management
  • Production Company: The Line

Trailer

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Gorillaz Episode Five 'PAC-MAN' Official Trailer

Trivia

  • The video references the Pac-Man game:
    • The arcade cabinet artwork is sightly redrawn with Murdoc as the ghost and 2-D as Pac-Man.
    • Murdoc is wearing Pac-Man underwear.
    • The arcade game portrays the band members as 8-bit characters, with 2-D as Pac-Man and Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde replaced with the faces of Murdoc, Russel, and Noodle.
  • There are a few easter eggs on the side of the PAC-MAN arcade cabinet.
  • Noodle's pet monkey, Mike, can be seen peaking through the office window behind Russel while he's boxing.
  • Russel boxing throughout the music video may be a reference to Filipino boxing champion, Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao.
  • Noodle goes through two animation styles, with the first being animesque, and the second being Peanuts-inspired.

Gallery

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The full image gallery for PAC-MAN (music video) may be viewed at PAC-MAN (music video)/Gallery.

References

  1. Gorillaz. "Gorillaz - PAC-MAN ft. ScHoolboy Q (Episode Five)". YouTube.com. YouTube. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
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