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Paul McCartney Fans Have a Once Ever Cinema Treat Tomorrow (Jan 21) One-Off Screening of Never Seen Animated Film


Tomorrow, January 21st, Paul McCartney fans will have a rare treat all over the world: a one-off screening of “Bruce McMouse,” an animated film made by Paul and Linda McCartney with their group Wings. It features the Maccas voicing over animated mice, mixed in with rare concert footage of Wings on the road in Holland and Germany in 1972.

There’s been almost no publicity about this, no press release, nothing. “Bruce McMouse” will play in 12 cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles. A lot of major cities are left out. Maybe they’ll be included later, or the film will turn up in a McCartney box set sometime. I have no idea.

The film took six years to complete, and in 1978 it was shelved. No one’s ever seen it. Click here for cities and times.

PS Paul seems to be mining his early Wings period. He recently released box sets for his Wings “Wild Life” album and “Red Rose Speedway” from 1972-73.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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