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'Weird Al' Yankovic gears up for No. 12

Sept. 12, 2006 at 3:29 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Parody singer "Weird Al" Yankovic's 12th album will be a two-disc set featuring six animated music videos.

"Straight Outta Lynwood" hits U.S. stores Sept. 26 via Way Moby/Volcano Records.

The videos include "Don't Download This Song" -- directed and animated by Academy Award nominee Bill Plympton -- described as a humorous a plea for fans not to illegally download music.

Another video, "Close But No Cigar" is directed by "Ren & Stimpy" creator John Kricfalusi.

A tribute to music legend Brian Wilson, "Pancreas," was directed by filmmaker/media artist Jim Blashfield, best known for videos by Talking Heads, Paul Simon and Michael Jackson.

Like Blashfield's other works, "Pancreas" combines live action footage with new animation -- only this time, it stars a pancreas.

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