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The home video release titled The Fantastic All-Electric Music Movie was a Video Gems early 1980s VHS Release produced by Fine Arts Films for The Sonny and Cher Show. It was released as an anthology of short form animated music videos, produced and animated by John Wilson and featured on the Sonny and Cher show.


The Fantastic All-Electric Music Movie

'The Fantastic All-Electric Music Movie' also known as John Wilson's Mini Musicals was released on home video by VIDEO GEMS in 1981. The video anthology is comprised mostly of animated music videos that were produced as shorts for the Sonny and Cher show that was televised on CBS in the US during the early to mid 1970's.

Video Gems under license from Fine Arts Films an animation company founded by John Wilson in 1955 released this home video featuring 16 different animated short form music videos. Also included is an animated short based on Igor Stavinski's Petroushka

link title John Wilson's Fine Arts Films Site

Starring Musical Voices

Songs Featured

  • Big Yello Cab -
  • Angie Baby -
  • Both Sides Now -
  • Bad, Bad Leroy Brown -
  • One Tin Sodlier -
  • Dark Lady -
  • Gypsy Rose -
  • Candy Man -
  • Cowboy's Work -
  • Brand New Key -
  • Black and White -
  • Demon Alcohol -
  • Higher Ground -
  • You and Me Babe (love story) -
  • Reachin -
  • Congo Valentine

Content Description

Animator John Wilson produced animated music video shorts for original songs and covers of original songs sung by Sonny Bono and Cher. The songs "Big Yellow Taxi" and "Both Sides Now" are sung by Joni Mitchell. While "Higher Ground" are covered by Sonny and Cher.

The animated music video for Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now utilizes what was at the time ground breaking computer animation.

Content Distribution

Television: CBS TV Sonny and Cher Show 1973-? Home Video: Video Gems 1981 VHS



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