Kanye West and Kid Cudi have revisited their 2018 Kids See Ghosts collaboration for a new animated show. On Friday (June 26), Def Jam Recordings released a preview of the show, which stars “Kanye Bear” and “Kid Fox” fleeing their school bus, hopping on their bikes and pedaling around their neighborhood.
But suddenly, a large hole opens up in the sky and appears to want to swallow them up. From there, a tree woman turns into some sort of flying machine as Kanye Bear and Kid Fox tear through a cemetery trying to escape. She picks them up and ultimately drops them off in front of a mysterious kingdom — and that’s where it ends.
The preview is set to the Kids See Ghosts track “4th Dimension,” lending the clip an overtly ominous feel.
The show is directed by 58-year-old Japanese artist Takashi Murakami who provided the cover art for Kanye’s 2007 album Graduation and directed an animated music video for the project opener “Good Morning.” He also provided the cover art for Kids See Ghosts.
Cudi fired off a tweet about the endeavor but didn’t really offer any more details other than it’s “coming soon.”
“KIDS SEE GHOSTS ANIMATED SHOW TEASER!!” he wrote in all caps. “DIRECTED BY TAKASHI MURAKAMI. KANYE BEAR VOICED BY KANYE WEST. KID FOX VOICED BY SCOTT MESCUDI. SOUND DESIGN BY WILLIAM J. SULLIVAN AND SCOTT MESCUDI. COMING SOON.”
KIDS SEE GHOSTS ANIMATED SHOW TEASER!!
DIRECTED BY TAKASHI MURAKAMI
KANYE BEAR VOICED BY KANYE WEST
KID FOX VOICED BY SCOTT MESCUDI
SOUND DESIGN BY WILLIAM J. SULLIVAN AND SCOTT MESCUDI
— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) June 26, 2020