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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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6 VINTAGE 1988 APPLAUSE CALIFORNIA RAISINS FIGURES SURF BOARD GUITAR SKATES +
6 VINTAGE 1988 APPLAUSE CALIFORNIA RAISINS FIGURES SURF BOARD GUITAR SKATES +
   $6.95
California Raisins Car Seat Cover Or Beach Wear Cover Up Vintage 1987
California Raisins Car Seat Cover Or Beach Wear Cover Up Vintage 1987
   $22.00
California Raisins Collection LOT 28 DIFFERENT Calrab Applause PVC Figures Rare
California Raisins Collection LOT 28 DIFFERENT Calrab Applause PVC Figures Rare
   $28.00
California Raisins Sun-Maid Raisins BIG RED BOX Fun Kit vintage 80's
California Raisins Sun-Maid Raisins BIG RED BOX Fun Kit vintage 80's
   $44.95
(6) 1980s California raisins figures Bundle Lot Signer Dancers Guitar Band
(6) 1980s California raisins figures Bundle Lot Signer Dancers Guitar Band
   $14.84
The CALIFORNIA RAISINS CHILDRENS' COSTUME 1987 CALRAB Kid's Size 4-8!
The CALIFORNIA RAISINS CHILDRENS' COSTUME 1987 CALRAB Kid's Size 4-8!
   $21.95
California raisins (Hula Girl) raisin pvc figure
California raisins (Hula Girl) raisin pvc figure
   $5.99
100 california raisins BUTTONS
100 california raisins BUTTONS
   $22.00
California Raisins Hardee's 1987-88 - SET of 4
California Raisins Hardee's 1987-88 - SET of 4
   $6.98
Vintage 1987 California Raisins COMPLETE BAND with Justin Grape hardees toy lot
Vintage 1987 California Raisins COMPLETE BAND with Justin Grape hardees toy lot
   $18.94
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