[kj] Animated Clay Crue
daxford at rogers.com
Wed Mar 9 21:01:27 EST 2005
It's just what you've been waiting for...
>From the "Animation Flash Newsletter"
MÖTLEY CRÜE TO APPEAR IN CLAY-ANIMATED DISASTER!
To open Mötley Crüe's "Red White & Crüe Tour 2005. Better Live than Dead,"
fans will be treated to a clay-animated short featuring members of the band
saving the world from imminent destruction. The short is taken from Dream
Ent.'s upcoming feature film DISASTER! THE MOVIE. Additionally, highlights
of Dream's full-length theatrical feature, in which the band appears in a
cameo role, will be shown during intermission at each concert. The film is
scheduled for worldwide release later this year, with several distributors
in the U.S. and Europe bidding on the finished production.
Dream Ent., the L.A.-based production company helmed by film veterans Ehud
Bleiberg and Yitzhak Ginsberg, created the customized excerpt with the Crüe
especially for the tour. Roy Wood, who had a short stint at MTV's popular
CELEBRITY DEATH MATCH series and as an animator at MAD-TV, directed the
movie. Ginsberg and Bleiberg produced the film along with John Glen, Travis
Wright and Even Astrowski, while Paul Benson and Matt Sullivan wrote the
The feature follows a group of unlikely heroes, led by vulcanoligist Harold
Bottoms, who aim to save the world from a runaway "planetoid" in a parody
of such action movies like ARMAGEDDON, TWISTER, STAR WARS and APOLLO 13.
The unusual pairing was cemented when Motley Crüe member Nikki Sixx viewed
the movie and invited the filmmakers to contribute footage to show at the
start of the concert and during intermission.
"These guys are f***ing brilliant," said Sixx. "With their help, the Crüe
is out to save the world from imminent disaster. 'Disaster! The Movie'just
adds to the circus atmosphere surrounding this tour."
A series of radio and Internet promotions and contests to promote the film
will take place as the "Red, White & Crüe" tour winds its way around the
U.S. and the world, with a concentration on viral and grassroots online
For more information on DISASTER! THE MOVIE go to www.disasterthemovie.com
or to stream the Crüe footage, go to www.motley.com.
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