Toots and the Maytals Trilogy - 1185 Films - Documentary Film Production

Toots' character with a polyart sunset background
Toots and the Maytals – Three Little Birds feat. Ziggy Marley

Toots and the Maytals – Warning Warning

Toots and the Maytals – Got to be Tough (Adult Version)

Toots and the Maytals – Got to be Tough (PG Version)

1185 Films delivered three different animated videos for Toots and the Maytals’ new album ‘Got To Be Tough’

Director Nick Franco and the team managed to create each of the 3 animated MVs within 2-week schedules, last one including stars such as ZIGGY MARLEY, RINGO STARR, SLY DUNBAR AND ZAK STARKEY.

The title track comes from a full-length Toots and the Maytals project of the same name which is their first in more than 10 years and due out on August 28th via Trojan Jamaica/BMG Records, the label founded by Zak Starkey and Sshh Liguz. The video got to over 1 million views and was featured on the front page of the Rolling Stone magazine.

Rolling Stone magazine screenshot featuring Toots and the Maytals and 1185 Films

Toots and the Maytals show off their pride for their native Jamaica in the new animated music video for “Got to Be Tough”

Claire Shaffer
Rolling Stone Magazine
Shortly after the success of the first music video, Toots makes yet another appearance 

Not long after launching the first music video, we’ve made yet another animated MV for ‘Warning Warning’, where Toots goes around the world, witnessing pollution and destruction, going to Hell and back and delivering us a ‘warning’. It got featured once again on the Rolling Stone Magazine and also on Clash Magazine.

Rolling Stone Magazine page featuring Toots and the Maytals animated music video for Warning Warning with the 2 characters, including Toots and a lion

This album is speaking out about injustices while pointing to a better time.

Frederick “Toots” Hibbert
on Rolling Stone Magazine
The third animated music video big stars are joining Toots on a journey to save Earth with the power of music

The third animation in our trilogy, and by far the one we worked hardest on, is out now! It’s a cover of Bob Marley’s classic ‘Three little birds’. This track by Toots and the Maytals  features great stars such as Ziggy Marley, Bob Marley’s son (and also Toots’ godson), Sly Dunbar (the infamous reggae drummer of Sly and Robbie), Ringo Starr and Zak Starkey! Not only did Zak Produce the song, but he also has a spectacular electric sitar solo at the end.

A much-loved Bob Marley classic with a Toots spin, the song is a testament to the positive message of reggae, something we all need right now.

Zak Starkey and Sshh Liguz (Trojan Jamaica)
on Rolling Stone Magazine

Nick Franco
Lead Artist:
Lewis Campbell
Lead Animator:
Juan Martin aka Mr. John Vanilla
Pavel Spasov (Got To Be Tough, Three Little Birds),
Charlee Trewick (Got To Be Tough),
Giovanni Carano (Three Little Birds),
Ionut Mirica (Warning Warning, Three Little Birds)

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