Mark Allen Mothersbaugh (; born May 18, 1950) is an American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, author and visual artist.Mothersbaugh came to prominence in the late 1970s as co-founder, lead singer, keyboardist of the new wave band Devo, whose "Whip It" was a Top 20 single in the US in 1980 and which has since maintained a cult following. Mothersbaugh is one of the main composers of Devo's music.In addition to his work with Devo, Mothersbaugh has made music for television series, films and video games via his production company, Mutato Muzika. He composed the music for the 13-year-run of the animated series Rugrats and its three related theatrical films. As a solo musician, Mothersbaugh has released four studio albums: Muzik for Insomniaks, Muzik for the Gallery, Joyeux Mutato and The Most Powerful Healing Muzik in the Entire World.In 2004, he received the Richard Kirk award at the BMI Film and TV Awards for his contributions to film and television music. In 2008, Mothersbaugh received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Kent State University, his alma mater.His lifelong interest in creating multimedia art pieces has resulted in gallery exhibitions of items such as his "Beautiful Mutants" photograph series, postcard diaries, art rugs, sculptures and musical instruments created from salvaged organ pipes and bird vocalizations. He has married twice and is the father of two adopted children.
At the age of seven, Mothersbaugh began wearing glasses to correct his severe myopia and astigmatism, before which he was legally blind. Over the years, he took an interest in designing his own distinctive eyewear for use in Devo shows. He favored a set of stainless steel frames for regular use made by a Los Angeles shop called LA Eyeworks and says he purchased as many pairs as he could find because they tended to break or get stolen by fans. In a joint venture with eyewear manufacturer Shane Baum, Mothersbaugh has designed his own branded frames for sale, made of beryllium with a stainless steel chrome finish, in three different styles as of 2015. The Baumvision press release states that the unisex model "Francesca" is named for one of Mothersbaugh's pug dogs which is a simultaneous hermaphrodite that is also called Frank.He has been married twice. His first wife was actress Nancye Ferguson, who can be seen briefly performing with him in the 1999 superhero comedy film Mystery Men. His current wife is Anita Greenspan, who runs the film music managing company Greenspan Kohan Management with Neil Kohan. The couple has two daughters from China, adopted after Greenspan learned of the practice in that country of female children being abandoned because of their gender.Mothersbaugh is a collector and connoisseur of song poems and unusual or vintage musical devices. He is the owner of Raymond Scott's Electronium (although it is currently not functional).Mothersbaugh contracted COVID‑19 in May 2020, and was placed on a ventilator in an intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for 18 days. In August 2020, Mothersbaugh recounted that he "nearly died" of the disease, and was in a delusional state while infected; he came to believe that he had been hospitalized after being hit by a brick in Little Tokyo, and repeatedly urged his family members to search for his attackers. He described having lasting neuropathic pain as a result of the illness.Mothersbaugh was once a member of the Church of the SubGenius.
Movies & TV shows
Devolution: A Devo Theory
The minds of one of the most misunderstood bands have been entered. They had hits such as 'Whip It' and 'Freedom of Choice', but were often mocked for their environmental message. We want to know if h...
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
She was accepted to a film school. When her family's plans are disrupted by a tech uprising, they drive her to school. The Mitchells will have to work together.
Monster Pets: A Hotel Transylvania Short
Drac tries out some new monster pets to help occupy Tinkles for playtime.
3 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Croods: A New Age
The Bettermans are the biggest threat to the Croods since they left their cave. After Eep and the Bettermans' only daughter escape, the two families have to put their differences aside to save them.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness
A zoo owner spirals out of control in this true murder-for-hire story from the world of big cat breeding.
Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself
DelGaudio attempts to understand the illusory nature of identity and answer the simple question 'Who am I?'.
A married couple juggling everyday challenges such as parenthood, friendship, ham theft, stripper clowns and choosing the right day care is transitioning from 20-something to 30-something.
Punk and New Wave Years with Annie Nightingale
The programme includes The Damned’s set-smashing performance on The Old Grey Whistle Test and the Sex Pistols' anarchic trip on the Thames. It also features powerful live performances from Iggy Pop, P...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
What We Do in the Shadows
A documentary-style look into the daily lives of three vampire's in Staten Island who have lived together for hundreds and hundreds of years.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, which are destroying everything faster than they can rebuild.
3 Movies · 1 TV show
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
The captain of the monster cruise ship is a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, the notorious monster slayer.
Holmes & Watson
The detective and the doctor. There is a murder at Buckingham Palace. The queen will become the next victim if they don't solve the case in four days.
Pandas: The Journey Home
In the mountains of Sichuan, China, a researcher forms a bond with Qian Qian, a panda who is about to experience nature for the first time.
Set in a ruined medieval city called Dreamland, Disenchantment follows the grubby adventures of a hard-drinking princess, her feisty elf companion and her personal demon.
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Beatriz at Dinner
Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has used her kindness to build a career in health care. A self-satisfied billionaire is Doug Strutt. The worlds of these two people will never be the ...
The destruction of his home-world and the end of Asgardian civilization is at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela, who is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds ...
Fans who don't expect to see big stars belting out tunes one lane over are surprised when celebrity duos ride along in a car together as they sing. The segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden ...
The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special
The special centers on David Pumpkins and his skeleton sidekicks who show a young boy and his sister the true meaning of Halloween, answering none of their questions along the way.
Although Brad has a satisfying career, a sweet wife and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento, things aren't quite what he imagined during his college glory days. He compares his life to that of h...
Hotel Transylvania: Puppy!
The residents of Hotel Transylvania find their world turned upside-down when Dennis gets a monster-sized pet.
The Lego Ninjago Movie
Six young ninjas are tasked with protecting their island home of Ninjago. They are gifted warriors who use their skill and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters at night. Teenagerss...
Score: A Film Music Documentary
Music is often invisible to the audience in films. Many of the art form's most influential practitioners were brought to light by Matt. Some of cinema's most famous soundtracks are explored in 'Score'...
Along for the Ride
A documentary about Dennis Hopper.
The man is holding something.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Dave is going to propose to his girlfriend in New York City according to Simon and Theodore. The proposal has three days to be stopped.
Wanting to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, a grown up is taking his wife and two sons on a cross-country road trip to the cool theme park in A...
Pitch Perfect 2
The wrestlers are better. They were taken out of the ring by the Aca-Circuit. No American team has ever won an international competition in order to clear their name and regain their status. They need...
Hotel Transylvania 2
Hotel Transylvania is in for a collision of supernatural old-school and modern day cool when an old-fashioned vampire arrives at the hotel for an impromptu family get- together.
Devo: Hardcore Live!
A concert film capturing Devo at the Fox Theatre in Oakland on their 2014 "Hardcore Tour," in which they performed 21 songs written and recorded before they signed with a major record label, many of w...
22 Jump Street
Changes are coming for the officers when they go undercover. When Jenko meets a spirit on the football team, they begin to question their partnership. They have to decide if they can have a mature rel...
Attack of the 50-foot Gummi Bear
A 50-foot gummy bear is grown by using a new food-modifying invention.
Steve's First Bath
After his invention goes awry,Flint has to change his plans for a date with Sam.
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
The true story of nature's greatest explorers. Audiences go on a spectacular journey to the remote and wonderful world of Madagascar with IMAX 3D footage. As a scientist, she has a lifelong mission to...
The Lego Movie
A Lego mini-figure is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant.
The Radiator Springs 500½
A 'leisurely drive' planned in honor of Radiator Springs town founder, Stanley, turns precarious as Baja pros descend on the town and challenge Lightning McQueen to an off-road race. The townsfolk, le...
Devo: The Men Who Make The Music - Butch Devo & The Sundance Gig
The Men Who Make the Music combines concert footage from DEVO's 1978 tour with music videos and interstitials featuring a vague story about DEVO's rocky relationship with ""Big Entertainment."" As for...
A cute kitty is saved by a man with his many skills.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
After the disastrous food storm in the first film,Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in ...
The Foodimals join Earl's scouting program but are very competitive.
After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been kidnapped, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City poli...
What to Expect When You're Expecting
Challenges of impending parenthood turn the lives of five couples upside down. Two celebrities are unprepared for the surprise demands of pregnancy; hormones wreak havoc on a baby-crazy author, while ...
Hotel Transylvania is a five-stake resort where monsters and their families can live, but no humans are allowed. Mavis is celebrating her birthday. A guy stumbles into a hotel.
21 Jump Street
The popular jock in high school was Jenko. They joined the police force and rode bikes in the city park with each other. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to a...
Beauty Is Embarrassing
Raised in the Tennessee mountains, Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in NYC. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the Pee-wee's Playhouse TV show which soon led to more work...
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Playing around on a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go over the side and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They think the turf is empty.
He flew and landed at the airshow.
The Other F Word
What happens when a generation's ultimate anti-authoritarians — punk rockers — become society's ultimate authorities — dad's? With a large chorus of Punk Rock's leading men — Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, ...
Saving Private Perez
La vida ha llevado a Julián Pérez por caminos equivocados, pero el destino le presentará a este hombre la oportunidad de encontrar su redención cuando es enviado a la misión más peligrosa y noble de t...
Ken and Barbie are in Bonnie's room.
Born to Be Wild
In Born to Be Wild, we observe orphan jungle animals and their interactions with individuals who rescue them and raise them to adulthood. The film is unfurled in two different places. The majority of ...
3 Movies · 1 TV show
Blue Mountain State
Three incoming freshman in a big-time, Midwestern college football program have to juggle football, girls, class and nonstop hazing.
Ramona and Beezus
Ramona is a little girl with a big imagination. Her playful antics keep everyone in her loving family on their toes, including her older sister Beezus, who is just trying to survive her first year of ...
When an eight-year-old girl from Michigan contacts a New York-based photographer on Facebook, he has no idea what he's in for. He befriends the family when he gets the painting. Megan is his attractiv...
Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott
His filmmaker son probes the professional and private lives of his remote but fascinating father: bandleader, composer, inventor, and electronic music pioneer Raymond Scott.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Thanks to the invention of a machine, the citizens of Chewandswallow were able to feed themselves. When the food is large,Flint has to scramble. Will he be able to end the weather before the town is d...
The Invention of Dr. NakaMats
NakaMats is an unlikely character made for the movies, an eccentric 80-year-old Japanese inventor responsible for 3,357 inventions, including the floppy disk. With his deadpan English and impeccable c...
A nursing student forced to quit school for family reasons ends up getting a job as a doorman in an elite apartment building in New York City, where he sparks to one of his residents.
Circle of Eight
Jessica is moving into a loft on the eighth floor of a Los Angeles apartment building. The other tenants all seem friendly at first, but when she starts witnessing horrible deaths, she must team up wi...
A group of Star Wars fans traveled to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in 1999 to see a screening of The Phantom Menace for a dying friend.
DEVO: Live in London
Live performance of DEVO's debut album, "Q:Are We Not Men? A:We Are DEVO" at the Forum, London in 2009.
Cars Toon Mater's Tall Tales
Mater the tow truck travels from country to country as he retells his infamous but unbelievable stories.
The Making of Bottle Rocket
Interviews with individuals involved in the making of Wes Anderson's 1996 film "Bottle Rocket."
New York, I Love You
New York, I Love You focuses on the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. From the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the U...
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
A friend of Tris' shows interest in Nick. Thus beings an odd night filled with ups and downs as the two keep running into Tris and her new boyfriend while searching for Norah's drunken friend with hel...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
A slacker who lives with his mom learns his sweet set-up is threatened when she hears wedding bells with her self-help guru beau.
Yo Gabba Gabba!
There is an American children's television show that airs on the Nick Jr. The United States has a cable network called the Nick Jr. There are networks in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Italy, France ...
How to Eat Fried Worms
During the first day of his new school year, a fifth grade boy squares off against a bully and winds up accepting a dare that could change the balance of power within the class.
What Is It?
A 2005 experimental film written, starring, funded and directed by Crispin Glover is called What Is It? The film has only been shown at independent theaters as of 2008.
Herbie Fully Loaded
Number 53, the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own, is being put through its paces by the new owner, who wants the car to become a NASCAR competitor.
Devo Live 1980
"This lone video artifact offers indisputable evidence that in 1980 Devo had reached a turning point. We were no longer just art monsters, we were mainstream performers too. " - Gerald V. Casale (from...
Steve Barker had to resort to an unthinkable, contemptible, just- crazy-enough-to-work scheme after being pressured by a greedy uncle and a pile of debt. He pretended to be mentally challenged to win ...
A documentary on the life and music of manic-depressive, paranoid-schizophrenic cult music icon Wild Man Fischer.
The Big White
A travel agent is trying to find a solution to his financial problems by looking at a frozen corpse that is being sought after by two hitmen.
Lords of Dogtown
The story of three teenage surfers from Venice Beach, California, who took skateboarding to the extreme and changed the world of sports forever is told in "Lords of Dogtown". The Z-Boys are a bunch of...
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Mary Elizabeth Steppe was a teenager. She moved with her mother and two younger twin sisters from New York to the suburb of Dellwood, New Jersey. While in school, the displaced Lola befriends the unpo...
A man is not happy about his friend's success.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
A member of Steve's crew was devoured by a shark. A married man and a man who believes he is his father are on his boat with him. They travel the sea often and run into pirates, as well as various fig...
The film details an entire live performance from Devo's 1996 reunion tour with Lollapalooza, opening for Metallica. The band performs a stripped down set consisting of songs from their first three alb...
Devo Live in the Land of the Rising Sun
New wave geniuses who helped define an era with their quirky, futuristic, and revolutionary style are back, entertaining the Japanese crowds who love them as much today as they did 25 years ago. Devo ...
Tracy is going to school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. Tracy's new world and...
A Guy Thing
Paul is a good person. When his friends throw him a wild bachelor party, he just wants to keep his conscience clean and when he wakes up with a beautiful girl, he can't remember the night before. Desp...
The Even Stevens Movie
The Stevens think they've won an all-expenses-paid trip to an island that's halfway around the world. When their house is destroyed, their food stolen, and their bacon eaten, the Stevens family breaks...
Rumor has it that dogs have failed to take over the planet.
While other kids buy into countless hours of studying just so they can get a mark in some teacher's report book, Handsome Davis sees it as nothing more than a system of control over your mind. That's ...
Three different frat brothers are kicked out of their dorm after being accused of stealing the budget for their annual cocktail cruise. In order to clear their name and to secure their future careers,...
American football coach Chuck Dichter has worked wonders with the Buffalo Bills, and is even confident to crown his career with a Super Bowl victory, but before the play-offs an oyster food- poisoning...
Welcome to Collinwood
Five hapless inner-city low-lifes attempt to burgle a pawnbroker's safe, but end up being plagued by bad luck.
A Rugrats Kwanzaa
When Aunt T was alive. She tells Susie that the holiday is a time to honor the legacies of our great people.
An unsuccessful stage actor named Marty Mackenzie is interested in private investigating. Jack Potter is a private eye. A murder is being planned against a rich gravel pit owner in a seedy small town....
Sugar & Spice
Jack and Diane are in an adult situation. In order to help their friend Diane, the A-Squad goes where no cheerleader has gone before: taking on a little after-school project known as bank robbery. The...
The Royal Tenenbaums
Royal Tenenbaum and his wife had three children of their own. Three children are extraordinary. The brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was wiped away by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster....
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
From the reruns of their cartoon show, Rocky and Bullwinkle have been living off of their finances. Boris andNatasha team up with a media mogul named Fearless Leader who is an evil criminal turned med...
The Other Me
When Will Browning is threatened with military summer school if he doesn't get better grades, he decides to do a science project that will definitely get an A. He buys Ocean Pups, unhatched sea creatu...
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
The rugrats are together again. After one of his inventions took a dump, Tommy's dad was summoned to Paris, France.
5 Movies · 1 TV show
Drop Dead Gorgeous
The annual beauty contest is being covered by a TV crew. The explosions, falling lights, and trailer fires prove that Gladys Leeman wants her daughter to follow in her footsteps as a winner. The polic...
Can of Worms
A teen broadcasts a message into space.
The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Visitors from Outer Space
A family of aliens kidnaps the Hamburglar, and it's up to Ronald and the gang to save him!
The adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an ...
Young people are at a New Year's Eve party in New York City.
There are three average, everyday superheroes when the hero of Champion City is kidnapped. The Blue Raja and the Shoveler formed a super team to save him.
When a beautiful first- grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max asked the father of two of his sc...
On her 13th birthday, Marnie learns she's a witch, discovers a secret portal, and is transported to Halloweentown, a magical place where ghosts and ghouls, witches and werewolves live apart from the h...
David is both an artist and a pothead. Things are going well until David's house burns down, because he's fallen in love with the beautiful and sexy Serena. Serena doesn't need the bad vibes so she go...
Dead Man on Campus
Josh and Cooper are going to be kicked out of school because they are more interested in hitting the bottle than studying. Their only chance of survival is to find a roommate who will kill themselves....
The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Scared Silly
Ronald and his friends are going on a camping trip in the Far-Flung Forest where Ronald discovers an old house which he thinks is haunted by a ghost called the Far-Flung Phantom. The campers are force...
There are two one hour stories in this film, one of which is based on a Stephen King story and the other on a Clive Barker story.
9 months after a drunken sexual encounter, a young man winds up raising a baby on his own.
A struggling food photographer thinks he has found true love with a teacher. At first, the relationship is all wine and roses, but as they realize they have little in common besides great sex, the rom...
Four tuxedo clad men show up at a penitentiary to meet a friend who has just been released after three years in prison and is going straight from the jail to marry his girlfriend. One of the men is on...
After Anthony was released from a mental hospital, Dignan and Anthony seemed less sane than before. Dignan has a plan for a crime spree that involves his former boss. Henry.
Shakespeare's Plan 12 from Outer Space
William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", re-imagined in a child's vision of Hell. "Shakespeare's Plan 12 from Outer Space" is a festive yarn, comprised of the most homely and vulgar materials, while sha...
Happy Gilmore is a failed hockey player who wants to win a golf tournament so he can save his granny's house. Happy's image is being changed.
The Big Squeeze
Benny, a hapless grifter, is thrown off a train after cheating at cards, and into the life of Tanya, a lovely bartender. Tanya has been supporting her husband, a former ballplayer, since his accident,...
A Rugrats Chanukah
The story of Chanukah is told through the eyes of the Rugrats, who think of themselves as the main characters. Shlomo and Grandpa Boris are fighting over who will play the lead in the local synagogue'...
It's Ted the Bellhop's first night on the job, and the hotel's very unusual guests are about to place him in some crazy situations. One amazing event after another is being served up by the room servi...
One of Jonathan's neighbors is murdered as Jonathan moves into an LA courtyard apartment complex. by mistake The intended victim was Jonathan.
The Last Supper
liberals are tempted to murder rightwing pundits for their political beliefs
Edith Ann: A Few Pieces of the Puzzle
Edith Ann is not your average child. She sees the world differently than any other child her age. Edith Ann does her best to do the right thing at the right time. She must work out her resolutions whe...
Edith Ann: Homeless Go Home
A young girl is in a crazy world.
Devo: The Complete Truth About De-Evolution
Now, the complete truth can be told...Devo, the seminal New Wave audio-visual concept band made a career out of setting to music video their Dada-gone-camp theory of de-evolution and its riotous rebuk...
Claymation Easter marks the return of Wilshire Pig, with an absurd plan to kidnap the Easter Bunny just days before the holiday and launch himself as the first ever Easter Pig. As one would expect, th...
Arise! SubGenius Recruitment Film #16
A brain-crushing collage of music and video presented in the form of a religious recruitment video. The topics covered (in deadpan narration) are basic psychology, the origin of the human race, spirit...
1 TV show
Focuses on a group of toddlers, most prominently Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, and Angelica, and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' im...
The Spirit of '76
Future Americans will travel back in time to ask the founding fathers for solutions to their problems. There is a glitch in the time machine. The time travellers are still believing they are in 1776. ...
A man visits Alcatraz prison after having dreams about all the people who died there. When he gets there, his brother is possessed by an evil cannibal demon. The ghost of a female heavy metal singer w...
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
Fraternity members are in Fort Lauderdale. If they want to maintain their self-respect and get anywhere with the pretty girls, they will have to beat off the attacks of their rival frat, the Alphas.
We're All Devo
The videos are tied together by a storyline. The character of Rod Rooter is looking at music videos. His daughter is a fan of the band. Donut asked her father for money to get an abortion. Two excerpt...
A failing television station is bought out by a slick TV evangelist and starts making mountains of money in the guise of religious programming, which is actually just an excuse to sell merchandise.
De-evolution: The Men Who Make The Music
Not to be confused with the longform video of the same name first released in 1981, this earlier film was filmed as a prototype for that later piece and features DEVO in their earlier greyish-blue jan...
In the Beginning Was the End: The Truth About De-Evolution
Several factory workers finish their day at work and get into a car. They drive to a club where they perform the song Secret Agent Man as a rock quartet. A man with a mask of a child named Booji Boy r...
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