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Michael Jackson Raisin

California Raisins
- Michael Jackson Song Lyrics:


I heard it through the grapevine
Raised in the California sunshine
I heard it through the grapevine baby
I heard it I heard it I heard it
(hee hee) I heard it
Don't you know that I heard it through the grapevine!

Wow...must have been
something I ate [spoken by Michael]

In 1989, at the height of Michael Jackson's popularity, California Raisins animator Will Vinton receives a phone call - from Michael Jackson himself! Michael loves the Claymation Raisins commercials - and Will suggests Michael get a raisin all of his own. A commercial is created, done for the California Raisin Advisory Board for free by Michael Jackson.

MJ doesn't ever do things half-way, though - he was involved in every single step of the commercial's creation. He designed his Claymation alter-ego to his exact specifications (although Will Vinton thought Michael Raisin looked a bit too feminine), he choreographed the dance moves, he set the virtual stage - he was involved in everything.

Little details are perfect - the sequined glove is spot-on perfect, the belt around his waist is placed just so, and there is even tape on his fingers. The results are amazing, captivating, and just plain catchy! The advertisement was originally shown in movie theaters. Two versions of the commercial were created, 30 and 60 seconds.

Trivia: Claymation inventor Will Vinton worked with Michael Jackson on two other projects - Disney's 3D Captain EO and the Moonwalker Speed Demon video.

Michael Raisin

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California Raisins Jimi Hendrix Guitar Man 2
California Raisins Jimi Hendrix Guitar Man 2" Tall PVC Figure awesome!
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vintage California Raisins Limited Edition action figures NIP 4 toy set Calrab
vintage California Raisins Limited Edition action figures NIP 4 toy set Calrab
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Vintage California Raisins PVC...Set of 12
Vintage California Raisins PVC...Set of 12
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California Raisins Lot of 4 figural magnets   vintage 80's
California Raisins Lot of 4 figural magnets vintage 80's
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The California Raisins lot of 4 watches UNTESTED vintage 80's
The California Raisins lot of 4 watches UNTESTED vintage 80's
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2 Vintage California Raisins Folders  1987 Calrab School Notebook
2 Vintage California Raisins Folders 1987 Calrab School Notebook
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California Raisins erasers NEW SEALED  vintage 80'S
California Raisins erasers NEW SEALED vintage 80'S
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California raisins figures
California raisins figures
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LICK BROCCOLI 2.75
LICK BROCCOLI 2.75" FIGURE CALIFORNIA RAISINS TV SHOW TOY 1989 APPLAUSE FIGURINE
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1988 CALIFORNIA RAISINS Cork Bulletin Board Magnetic Orig SEALED Vintage Music
1988 CALIFORNIA RAISINS Cork Bulletin Board Magnetic Orig SEALED Vintage Music
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