Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of Frank Zappa’s SoCal anthem “Valley Girl,” Zappa Records/Ume has released the first-ever music video for the song, featuring some “totally bitchin” animation from L.A.’s Fantoons Animation Studios.
Directed by David Calcano and Marifernanda Fuentes, the video is a neon-drenched trip through 1980s SoCal culture in 2d animation. Frank looks his 1980s best lounging in the back of a poodle-driven convertible cruising the streets of L.A.
“Exciting, scary, over the top, and emotional… making a video for ‘Valley Girl’ was all those things!” Calcano told Cartoon Brew. “I felt we had Frank Zappa looking over saying ‘you better not fuck this up.’ What an incredible experience.”