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Gorillaz - The Pink Phantom ft. Elton John & 6LACK (Episode Seven)

The music video for The Pink Phantom  premiered on the Gorillaz YouTube channel on October 1, 2020 as Episode Seven.[1]


2-D, Elton John and 6lack perform a lavishly pink and emotional song inside Kong Studios during a thunderstorm. In the meantime Murdoc tries to catch the Pink Phantom with a butterfly net. After the song ends, Murdoc enters the room dressed as a matador, strumming his guitar, when suddenly one of the strings snap, much to his displeasure.


  • Director: Jamie Hewlett
  • Co-Directors: Tim McCourt & Max Taylor
  • Producer: Eva Dahlqvist
  • Production Managers: Samia Ahmed & Lisa A. Smith
  • Production Assistants: Laurence Moss & Skye van der Walt
  • Animation Supervisor/Lead Animator: Venla Linna
  • Animators: Amanda Holm, Simone Cirillo, Pierre Rutz
  • Clean Up Artists: Paola Costigliola, Venla Linna, Amanda Holm, Francisco Magalhães, Jessica Leslau
  • Compositors: Deborah Ho, Max Taylor, Freddie Lewis-Walls, Vincent E Souza, Elliott Kajdan
  • Gorillaz are managed by Eleven Management
  • Production Company: The Line



Gorillaz Episode Seven 'The Pink Phantom' Official Trailer


A behind the scenes photo on The Pink Phantom video shoot with Noodle keeping Elton John watered.

  • Russel and Noodle don't appear in the music video. Russel was in Atlanta, Georgia at his favorite barbecue joint.[2]While Noodle was making sure that Elton John was well watered.
  • The video is based on the opening credits of the 1975 comedy film, The Return of the Pink Panther.
  • Elton John was presented in animated form in this music video as per his personal request to Jamie, as a longtime fan of Gorillaz.
  • Murdoc's tiptoeing throughout the room in the video matches the rhythm of the song.


The full image gallery for The Pink Phantom (music video) may be viewed at The Pink Phantom (music video)/Gallery.


  1. Gorillaz. "Gorillaz - The Pink Phantom ft. Elton John & 6LACK (Episode Seven)". YouTube.com. YouTube. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  2. Selim Bulut. “Behind the scenes of Gorillaz’s ‘The Pink Phantom’ video’” ’Dazed’’. Retrieved 2 October 2020.