Dark, Whimsical Ledger Music Vid Debuts

Takes a stand against illegal whale hunts
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2009 8:29 AM CDT

(Newser) – Modest Mouse has debuted Heath Ledger’s whimsical-yet-dark video for the song “King Rat," the AP reports. In the video, which takes aim at illegal whale hunts, Dr Seuss-like animated whales and dolphins go on a bloody hunt for humans, notes Vanity Fair. Watching it might require a little Dramamine, it adds. The video concludes with the message, “This began with our friend, a great defender of life, and was completed in his spirit.”