- Wave Twisters
Infobox Film | name = Wave Twisters
caption = DVD Cover
director = Eric Henry & Syd Garon
writer = Doug Cunningham
editing = Rodney Ascher
Carol Lynn Weaver
released = 2001
runtime = 46 min.
language = English
imdb_id = 0291559
"Wave Twisters" (2001) is a completely animated film, also known as the first
turntablism-based musical. It is based on DJ Q-Bert's album of the same name.
A crew of heroes is determined to save the lost arts of Hip Hop.
Break Dancing, Graffiti, MCing, and DJing from total extinction. The lost arts are being oppressed throughout inner-space by lord Ook and his evil minions the Chinheads. The dental commander Dr. Julio Azul DDS, assumed to be secretaryHoney Drips, Dental Hygenist/ RobotRubbish, and Grandpa have a series of adventures, synch'd to the music. Armed with the ancient relic known as the Wave Twister (a small turntable/wristwatch, the only weapon powerful enough to defeat the enemies), they travel to the far ends of inner-space for a final confrontation with the sinister army of oppressors. The film ends with the team teaching the liberated the lost fundamentals of hip hop.
The film is entirely scripted to match the
DJ Q-Bertrecording. As such, it can seem a little disjointed at times. It was produced digitally using Adobe After Effectsand a relatively small team of animators.
* [http://www.hiphop-network.com/archives/outsidevideos/wavetwisters/wavetwistertrailer1.asp Movie Trailer]
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0291559/ IMDB]
* [http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2397153 IFILM]
* [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000060PDJ/ Amazon.com]
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