“Feel Good Inc” by Gorillaz (2004)
Considering they’re an animated band, we had quite a few to choose from when it comes to Gorillaz! “Feel Good Inc,” seamlessly blends computer animation with traditional two dimensional, creating an extremely unique and interesting look. According to the band’s audio commentary, the video was “inspired by a lot of Japanese animation with the colors, the textures, and the tones.”
“Paranoid Android” by Radiohead (1997)
Artist Magnus Carlsson’s of Robin fame was chosen to provide a bright cartoon at Thom Yorke’s request. He was admittedly at a bit of a loss for how to approach the music video assignment, and only came to his final idea after locking himself in his office for 12 hours, staring out the window and listening to the song on repeat!
“Oh My God” by Mark Ronson (ft. Lily Allen) (2007)
Here’s the first of several Roger Rabbit-style videos on this list that mix cartoons with the real world, but this one is arguably the sultriest. The clip features an appearance from the song’s producer Mark Ronson, who stars as the man in the audience of a cabaret where an animated Lily Allen performs.