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Paul's animated projects
1 August 2013
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A bit surprised there isn't a topic for this. I just got the DVD for Paul's collection of animated shorts for which he did the music, including Rupert and the Frog Song, Tropic Island Hum and Tuesday. Geoff Dunbar, who collaborated on Paul's children's book, High in the Clouds, directed them.

So far I've only gotten through Tropic Island Hum. It's very cute, lovely animation. Beautiful lighting and color and shading. Knowing that Paul did all the voices is a bit weird, though. He does a passable job of distinguishing his voices – after all, we know from his singing that he can do that. But it does feel like he's talking to himself after a while.

Wonderful World of Disney fans will appreciate Paul's intros, they're very Walt-like.

Haven't gotten through all of it yet, but I was wondering if anyone else has seen these? I've heard good things about Tuesday, so I'm looking forward to watching that one.

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1 August 2013
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Did a bit of sleuthing and found this WogBlog post looking back at his animated projects, with YouTube links to films not included in this animation collection and a link to his Golden Globes appearance (with a very funny joke) . I wonder if the animated feature is still happening.

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26 August 2013
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As it's related (as in has animation), I thought I'd post this link to a video I hadn't seen before today, for Once Upon A Long Ago:

 

 

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30 September 2013
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I wonder if the animated feature is still happening.

And yes it is:

From Daily Variety: an animated film based on Paul's children's book High in the Clouds is set for a 2015 release.

Paul McCartney’s children’s book “High in the Clouds” is being developed as an animated movie with former New Line toppers Michael Lynne and Bob Shaye producing through their Unique Features banner with RGH Entertainment.

The film will be released in 3D in 2015. The book — which centers on a squirrel’s quest to find a fabled animal sanctuary called Animalia — is written by McCartney, Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh.

McCartney will compose several original songs for the film. Tony Bancroft, whose credits include “Mulan,” will direct the feature from a screenplay by Josh Klausner (“Shrek Forever After”). Evolution will spearhead the global licensing and merchandising campaign for the film.

 

 [x-posted at the news thread]

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30 September 2013
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^^ Kind of goes along with the idea of Paul seemingly answering mainly questions from young people in that monthly question thing on his website.

30 September 2013
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I suppose, though likewise, I find Paul to be on the patronizing side writing-wise. The one I like the most of his shorts is "Tuesday," which is more less juvenile in tone.

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Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

30 September 2013
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Nice – I saw the DVD on Amazon a while back and it looked kind of interesting, I'm holding back until the completist in me kicks in.

8 July 2014
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More on Paul's animated film project:

Paul McCartney is back, in a big way. I can tell you EXCLUSIVELY that while Sir Paul was recuperating from his recent illness he moved plans forward for his animated film. I told you about this project almost exactly three years ago.

Since then, a couple of things have happened. I’m told that producers Michael Lynne and Bob Shaye have received a finished script that everyone’s happy with.

Second: Offers are out to directors, and one will be named before the end of the summer. Originally, Tony Bancroft (“Mulan”) was rumored, but he may not be the choice after all.

[Rest of article not directly relevant.]

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Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

8 July 2014
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Is the 2015 release date (see post #4) still the target or will it be after that considering that its been on the back-burner for a few years? 

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
8 July 2014
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meanmistermustard said
Is the 2015 release date (see post #4) still the target or will it be after that considering that its been on the back-burner for a few years? 

 

If they just got an approved script, there's no way it's going to be full animated in a year.

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

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