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Ultimate Classic Rock: How Queen Animated Frank the Robot for Their 2017 Tour

Filed Under () by Admin Fan on Friday, February 23, 2018

Posted at : Friday, February 23, 2018

Queen fans who've managed to catch the group on their 2017 tour have been treated to a special spectacle timed to honor the 40th anniversary of the band's News of the World LP: a giant-sized, animated version of Frank, the robot who appears on the album cover. Unsurprisingly, a great deal of work went into bringing this classic contraption from the front cover to the stage.

As outlined in an in-depth report from Wired, Frank's revival involved a lot of painstaking animation work — but first, because the album cover itself was repurposed from a 1953 painting by Frank Kelly Freas, the band's creative team had to decide what to do about the parts of the robot's body that have remained unseen for 40 years. Freas might have had some ideas, but he passed away in 2005; to figure out the answers, artist Mark Hough spent time tinkering with digitally rendered models until they found the right balance.


Ultimate Classic Rock: How Queen Animated Frank the Robot for Their 2017 Tour

Posted by @Admin Fan for ADAM LAMBERT 24/7 NEWS


Lam-My said...

Good morning Frank, so you were lying in your tomb for 40 years...well, in that case this would be your Queen resurrection. I don't know why but you feel human to me and that's why I called you Frank humanoid rather than robot. Okay, so you didn't come from Saturn like I imagined. Well, Space Odyssey, the background music gave me the idea you came from there when you broke the wall and peeped in. And you always look so agog like saying: whaaz zis zhis...lwl!

Sunflower said...

Awww Frank is lovable!

Lam-My said...

Nice effect of Adam walking into the smoke...had a tete-a-tete with Freddie in the clouds... Sydney! Good night!

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Dee R Gee said...

This BoRap is beyond belief.

Lam-My said...

Show started... Singapore time 6:15pm / Brisbane 8:15pm.
Now at Killer Queen, Frank rises from his tomb lwl! Sound - Very Good! Adam very fierce, maybe Great Barrier Reef is sending him extra oxygen. Boisterous crowd sending out wolf-whistles...wheeeooo wheeet!
Cling Cling ! wheeaaaat ! an added sound to bicycle...On your marks ...get set...go! Roger sounds really rockish...I'm in love with my ca-ar...