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The History of Animated Music Videos

In 1981, MTV introduced the world at large to the music video.

While initial reactions were mixed at best, it didn’t take long for this bizarre and dazzling format to prove itself as an all but essential component in the music industry.

Music videos are an unusually creative format, with few restrictions or rules.

The director is free to try just about anything they see fit, so long as it complements and enhances the song that the video accompanies.

There is another creative format that is, similarly, limited only by the creator’s imagination: animation.

A filmmaker’s vision is challenged by budgets, special effects and set-building and so on that of an animation studio is not. 

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