Live Music, the ground-breaking animated short film and worldwide collaboration by animators using a unique application built on the Facebook Platform, will be attached to TriStar Pictures’ animated feature Planet 51, scheduled for a Nov. 20 wide theatrical release in North America.
The 5-minute computer-generated animated short is inspired by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and early CGI films. Set in a musical instrument store, the story follows Riff, a rock ‘n’ roll guitar, who “falls in love to the wrong song but ends up with Vanessa, the classical violin of his dreams.” The story is conveyed through the universal language of music, allowing the expressions and actions of the characters to be instantly relatable globally. The instruments are brought to life through original compositions and familiar rock tunes played principally by legendary guitarist Steve Vai as Riff and acclaimed violinist Ann Marie Calhoun as Vanessa.
Live Music will also be available for download through the iTunes Music Store and Myxer beginning on Novemeber 20.