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10 Incredible Animated Music Videos

10. A-ha - "Take On Me"

Starting off with a classic, this 1985 music video features a mash-up of live-action and pencil sketched animation. It was animated by Michael Patterson and featured lead singer, Morten Harket as the protagonist motorcycle racer with his real-life girlfriend at the time, Bunty Bailey, as the romantic interest.

The video takes us through the narrative of Bailey reading a comic book in the real world, then getting invited into the comic with Harket. Using the rotoscoping method of animating, we see the characters interact and get chased by the antagonists. Harket "tears" the comic book to release Bailey and she returns to her apartment to find her lover breaking out of the comic himself.

"Take On Me" would win 6 awards at the 1986 MTV Music Awards, including Best Concept Video and Most Experimental Video.

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