On Facebook, dozens of animators build the first crowd-sourced film


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    The short animated film 'Live Music' was created by 51 Facebook users over a period of six months. It cost $1 million to make.
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Folks have harnessed the power of the crowd-sourcing to build an online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, and to help scientists collect data for research. Now, 51 animators from all over the world have collaborated on Facebook to create a crowd-sourced computer-generated animation short film called "Live Music."

A romantic tale of a guitar named Riff (played by Steve Vai) and a violin named Vanessa (played by Ann Marie Calhoun), "Live Music" will debut Nov. 20 in theaters, screening before the film "Planet 51." (Check out the trailer on the jump.)

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