By Simon Vozick-Levinson
Updated June 15, 2010 at 04:07 PM EDT

The video for Katy Perry’s smash “California Gurls” is out, and it’s a Technicolor Teenage Dream all right — or, if you happen to be a dentist, more like a teenage nightmare. The Mathew Cullen-directed clip finds Perry and Snoop Dogg cavorting through a sugary heaven populated by writhing candy canes, surly gummy bears, hapless ginger bread men, melting popsicle dudes, and more. All those animated desserts inspire some matching fashion choices for Perry, including a dress made of candy buttons, another outfit involving strategically placed whipped cream canisters, and several shots in which she lounges on a cotton-candy cloud wearing nothing much besides a silver wig.

It’s a fun clip that fans of Perry’s breezy West Coast anthem are sure to love. Check it out after the jump and let us know how you like the “California Gurls” video — and how it measures up to the latest work of Lady Gaga, with whom Perry is definitely not feuding.

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