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Gorillaz confirms their first animated film will be released through Netflix


Damon Albarn has confirmed that Gorillaz have an agreement with Netflix to create a new animated movie for the streaming giant.

Gorillaz has just shared their latest album Song Machine which included a list of star-studded collaborations with the likes Elton John, St. Vincent, Beck and The Cure‘s Robert Smith. The world’s favourite virtual band also announced plans recently to perform ticketed shows that will take place Dec. 12 and 13 across various time zones and featuring numerous different guests from artists who feature on their latest project.

The band are planning to make a series two of Song Machine already with a different array of musical guests who they are going to invite into their manic world. This is seemingly the new way that Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett are planning on working with the band for the foreseeable future but they do have an even more exciting project further in the pipeline — a film for Netflix.

In a recent report by Best of Netflix, Albarn was asked how he plans to expand the Song Machine project over time in a new interview with Chilean publication La Tercera and the former Blur frontman’s response will surely delight Gorillaz fans all over the planet.

“I already have a song for the second season of Song Machine and I can’t wait to record it,” Alband noted to the newspaper. “But I have to slow down sometimes, otherwise Jamie (Hewlett) freaks out a bit (laughs). But yes, season two will be with you earlier than you imagine.”

“And then we have an agreement to make a movie with Netflix. I guess we will have to finish the second season and there will be time to finally be able to release the Gorillaz movie. I cross my fingers.”

The idea of a full-length Gorillaz film has been something that has been talked about for a large chunk of the band’s 20-year-existence and perhaps this break from touring means that Albarn will finally have the time to get the project done.