Harlem Shuffle (1986)

Music Artist: The Rolling Stones

Synopsis: The Rolling Stones’ version of the R&B classic originally written and performed by Bob & Earl.

Cartoon Cats: Most original MTV fans will remember this music video which featured several wildly animated cats seeking the attention of a beautiful woman.

Harlem Shuffle - Rolling Stones video with cartoon cats

One main cat pops out and goes after the girl, then turns into Mick Jagger when he and the lady change into live action figures to do the dancing.

Harlem Shuffle - Rolling Stones video cartoon cat smiling at camera

This main cat first wipes out all of his competition except for one determined little black cat which hangs on and chases the girl throughout the video.

Harlem Shuffle - Rolling Stones black cat in air

Harlem Shuffle - Rolling Stones black cat contemplation

The animation style is instantly recognizable as that of John Kricfalusi, who directed the animated segments, while veteran animator Ralph Bakshi reportedly directed the live-action portions.

Harlem Shuffle - Rolling Stones black cat excited

Harlem Shuffle - Rolling Stones black cat with beautiful cartoon woman

Final Mewsings: All the cool cats hang out in Harlem.


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