a kate west favorite
"In the year 2117, an 8 year old gay boy named Shannon found a magic lamp. He was granted three wishes. The first, a fur jacket. The second, a flying car. The third, a planet full of unicorns. This is the story of that planet." [spoken] "A gay boy wished for a planet full of unicorns, planet unicorn, unicorn planet. Give it up for Feathers, oooh Cadillac, and Tom Cruise. Ohhh, planet unicorn, heyyy!" [sung]
So begins the hottest new video site online, featured on both NPR and in August's issue of TIME OUT, "Planet Unicorn". As the song above says, it's all about a planet full of unicorns (dig those crazy names too), wished into existence by an 8-year-old gay boy named Shannon. The fact that it appeals to children and adult alike is testament to the cleverness of its creators Mike Rose and Tyler Spiers, talented young comedic actors in Los Angeles. Now internationally known, the website has well over a million hits and has become a pop culture phenomenon. Thank you, You Tube!
It's pink, quirky, harmless fun, with childlike animation and simple dialogue. And it all works really well. Check it out now, and you too can be cooler than My Space.
Creators: Mike Rose and Tyler Spiers
Shannon: Mike Rose
Feathers: Drew Droege
Cadillac: Mike Rose
Tom Cruise: Tyler Spiers
Animation: Craig Morris and Robert Potter
Theme Song/Vocals: Mike Rose
Original Music: Ryan Elder
Shannon is an 8-year-old gay boy. He found a magic lamp and wished for a planet full of unicorns.
He has a vivid imagination and likes to have fun.
Feathers has a southern accent and a cowboy hat.
He's sassy and no-nonsense. He likes to have fun.
Cadillac is Hispanic and wears his mane in a pompadour.
He likes having the last word and he likes to have fun.
Tom Cruise likes to travel and is always up for a new adventure.
He likes to have fun.
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