What If Neil Gaiman Adapted David Bowie Songs for an Animated Something?

First and foremost- YES, DUNCAN JONES, YES. This is one of the best ideas ever, and oddly enough one that >this< writer was literally talking about last night while explaining to their offspring about how David Bowie's rich discography would make the PERFECT prompt for shortform animation projects.

What If Neil Gaiman Adapted David Bowie Songs for an Animated Something?
David Bowie performs
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Secondly,  here's what we're talking about-

The inquiry being made by Timbuh on Twitter to filmmaker Duncan Jones (son of David Jones, aka David Bowie) if the notion of someone using Bowie's music "in a creative way" ala Bob Dylan's "I'm Not There" would be agreeable.

Duncan Jones in 2016
Duncan Jones
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Jones responded in the best way possible, suggesting that if Neil Gaiman wanted to "do something with my father's characters", and "Peter Ramsey and his team (you know the Oscar-nominated team behind Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse) wanted to make it as an animated film", and Jones would "urge everyone on my end to pay attention and give the pitch serious consideration."

Yes. Please.

Please please PLEASE someone make this happen. Just THINK what we could get in ways of animated shorts featuring Ziggy Stardust (and the spiders from Mars), or The Man Who Sold The World, or something even more esoteric like ANYTHING off of "Earthling"?

Needless to say, we LOVE this idea.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



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