Gorillaz - The Pink Phantom ft. Elton John & 6LACK (Episode Seven)
The music video for
premiered on the Gorillaz YouTube channel on October 1, 2020 as The Pink Phantom Episode Seven.
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.
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. 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.