USA | 2001 | 46 min
Wavetwisters is an eye-popping, hip-hop-meets-Hanna-Barbera, animated adventure synched skratch for skratch with DJ QBert's turntable masterpiece of the same name. Each track of Q-Bert's original album was designed to provide the audio framework for another chapter in this sci-fi/kung-fu epic; every aspect of the story — music, sound effects — even dialogue — has been accounted for and seamlessly integrated into QBert's original musical compositions. WTM gives visual expression to Q-Bert’s narrative while pioneering the concept of visual skratching; sampling from a wide variety of techniques (from traditional cell animation to 3D to live action to photo collage), WTM defines a unique visual style analogous to the supercharged cutting and skratching of a turntable DJ. WTM catapults the bar on the correspondence between sound and image, taking the Fantasia concept to the next, dizzying level. When the music says, "Jump!" the animation asks, "How high?"
DIR Syd Garon and Eric Henry
SCR Doug Cunningham, Syd Garon, Eric Henry, DJ Q-Bert
CAST DJ Q-Bert, Yogafrog, D-Styles, DJ Flare, Buckethead