Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Toon Rock: Money For Nothing (1985)

Dire Straits' 1985 CD, "Brothers In Arms", produced several hits. The first of these was "Money For Nothing", a largely CGI video, with some live-action concert footage of the band. Sting, formerly of the Police, is also heard as a backing vocalist.

Four years later, "Weird" Al Yankovic would parody "Money", with references to The Beverly Hillbillies, for the soundtrack to his film, "UHF". Nothing beats the original, though.


Goldstar said...

I believe that the animation for "Money For Nothing" was done by Mainframe Studios, the studio that would later produce the CGI animated series Reboot for ABC. The "Money For Nothing" guys make a non-speaking cameo appearance in the Reboot episode "Talent Night", aka, "Talent Night In Hell".

hobbyfan said...

So this would be Mainframe's 1st penetration into American TV. Thanks, Goldstar.