Destiny’s Child Animated on AOL Music

If the onstage antics of Beyonce and crew weren’t animated enough for you, you can check out the premiere of the new video from Destiny’s Child on AOL Music today. For their version of the classic holiday song, “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” the Grammy Award-winning trio got the Rankin & Bass-style stop-motion treatment.

Destiny’s Child recorded the single for an exclusive bonus CD packaged with Classic Media and Sony Wonder’s 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition DVD of the perennial holiday special, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The video premiere is part of the popular AOL Music First View program, which regularly debuts highly anticipated new videos before they air anywhere else.

Toronto-based Head Gear Animation produced the music video, which was directed by Cannes Palme d’Or winner Jesse Rosensweet. The video opens with Destiny’s Child laying down the vocal tracks for the song at North Pole Studios, where they get down with Rudolph and other winter wonderland creatures.

In covering Johnny Marks’ beloved 1949 "Rudolph" song, Destiny’s Child joins the ranks of such recording artists as Gene Autry, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, The Supremes and Harry Connick Jr.

One of the best-selling female pop groups of all time, Destiny’s Child has enjoyed a string of gold, platinum and multi-platinum recordings beginning with the 1998 smash single, "No No No.” The group’s sixth album, Destiny Fulfilled, was released on November 16.

The premiere of the “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” video will be available exclusively for 24 hours on Thursday, Dec. 9, at