Gorillaz ‘Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)’

  • Director

    Jamie Hewlett

  • Artist


  • Animation Director

    Robert Valley & Daryl Graham

  • 74 Million Views

  • 360 Video

Passion Animation Studios London and Gorillaz continued their groundbreaking partnership in 2017 with the release of a Jamie Hewlett-directed animated VR experience for the track “Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)” created in collaboration with Google Spotlight Stories.

The four-minute film was animated in 3D entirely in- house using the Spotlight Stories SDK, allowing us to create both 3D/interactive and 2D/360 rendered versions from the same content to reach as wide an audience as possible.

The YouTube supported 2D/360 version received over 3 million views in its first 48 hours, making it the single biggest VR video debut in the history of YouTube.

The Biggest VR Debut in YouTube History

The First Experience of Gorillaz in 360

A linear and 360 version were created