When they were kids. Murdoc was in his Pinocchio costume, 2D with his normal eyes and hair color, Russel at a normal size, and Noodle who has just always been adorable.
Gorillaz is the most successful virtual band ever, fronted by four wildly talented but totally disparate characters: pretty-but-vacant singer 2D, satanic bassist Murdoc Niccals, Japanese guitar prodigy Noodle and amiable man-mountain drummer Russel Hobbs. Formed in 2000, the group's eponymous debut album was released to wide acclaim and 5 million+ sales the following year.
Gorillaz Phase 4 My personal favorites are saturnz barz and ascension