Trapped in the Drive-Thru!

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Postby algonacchick » Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:06 pm

You would, Stephen.

This should be good.
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Postby The Doctor » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:47 pm

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Postby Big Spoon » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:44 pm

Over-analyzing much?
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Re: Trapped in the Drive-Thru!

Postby just2good » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:02 am

Why did Doogtoons remove the video on their channel? It was there last week. 26,000,000 views gone!
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Re: Trapped in the Drive-Thru!

Postby Killingsworth » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:58 am

Maybe because Al or his label wanted it on the alyankovicVEVO channel?
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Re: Trapped in the Drive-Thru!

Postby weird user » Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:58 pm

In an Ask Al about this video, Al mentions that there was no budget for a 14-minute-long live action music video. It makes me wonder how they were able to get one animated, since I hear about animation being so expensive (presumably more than live action). After all, in animated movies, it's rare for there to be fully animated deleted scenes (Ive seen an article on Who Framed Roger Rabbit that deleting even a few seconds of animation is like wasting thousands of dollars). Was this animated in a special way that allowed less budget?

For years, I thought that long songs like Albuquerque wouldn't have music videos because of their length, mainly because that'd limit the number of times they'd play on music video stations more than because of budget. But this song did get a music video. Had Trapped at the Drive-Thru ever aired on TV? I'm guessing no, but I could be surprised.
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Re: Trapped in the Drive-Thru!

Postby TMBJon » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:06 pm

An animated video like TIDT does not cost anything close to the equivalent cost if Pixar, Disney, Dreamworks, etc were animating a video of similar length. Those studios have teams of animators working on scenes for years at a time. In the case of Trapped, the video was animated by one guy in Flash. (Flash has no costs and there would be no loss if Al decided to delete a scene or have the artist change it significantly, other than the animator's time.) There would have been essentially zero hard costs for this video, maybe a hard drive. So the cost came down to how much the animator charged Al to do the project. I am guessing he did it for a greatly reduced rate because 1) Al appeared on his DoogToons show, 2) the guy is obviously a big fan of Al's.

Meanwhile, a live action video of this length would require several days of production, which in turn means hiring, paying, and feeding an entire union crew for several weeks (pre- and post-production, too!).
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Re: Trapped in the Drive-Thru!

Postby LaikaComeHome » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:19 am

This song is lyrically genius, I feel like I don't give it enough love. Love the music video, also animated by the people who animated little snippets of podcasts with Al talking about his "childhood." :P
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Re: Trapped in the Drive-Thru!

Postby LaikaComeHome » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:09 am

I showed one of my friends this video and she loved it. Though she was half awake at the part with the car radio and it woke her up! :D
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