BBC Sport`s Olympics Monkey FTW!

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in
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One of the only reasons to care about this year"s Olympics! Olympic Monkey! Created by the men behind Gorillaz!
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Male 510
how do none of you know this: this was an advertisement for an opera based on the monkey king/son goku epic. the animator of the gorillaz worked on it as well, several portions are animated. and yes, MAYBE it had to do with the olympics.


._. dummies

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Female 368
after my 4th time of viewing i now realize that i cant stop watching this!
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Female 368
hole f*ck maddog. that wuz a show?

omfg. that so clicks to me. the cartoonists drawings of the band members to an old japanese show with the same characters.

i now get it... thank you

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Female 368
yep. now that ya mention it it does look like the gorillaz drawings

throught the entire video i wuz like "i remember that drawing from somewhere"

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Female 75
that`s from the famous chinese book, Journey to the west. ._. His name is WuKong. He`s not and olympic monkey.
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Female 141
I love this adverty thing :)
I am easily amused.
I am watching the olympics now (y)
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Female 7
W00t Sun Wukong - Great Sage, Equal of Heaven FTW! The others are Zhu Bajie (the pig) Sha Wujing (the third guy), all of whom can be found in the Chinese story Xiyouji (Journey to the West), otherwise known as Saiyuki in Japanese. I suspect Hindus viewed Sun Wukong as an incarnation of Hanuman, their own monkey god.

And it`s in Mandarin Chinese. Cantonese is mostly only spoken by the people of Hong Kong.

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Male 608
but does it throw its own poop
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Male 99
Monkey King + Gorillaz-style animation x height = Awesome
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Male 473
ya, thats an actual fable. The monkey king! he would ride around on a cloud and had a magic pole. I just know that from DBZ!
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Male 60
its funny how every chinese cartoon is like an acid trip.
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Male 17
I smiled throughout the whole thing :)
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Female 444
I like that. I wish I could live in the UK (or start watching TV, for that matter) so I could watch this all the time. Love the animation, love the music.
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Male 1,091
Maddog is living on the fast lane:-D
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Male 1,036
Gorillaz. The artist has talent.
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Male 382
That monkey`s going to get seriously annoying, quickly.

The music in the video is already doing my head in! The BBC keep playing it.

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Female 818
That was good :3
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Male 9,305
I`ve always wanted to read the full fable of the Monkey Warrior. Awesome vid.
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Male 3,369
No argument there Fancy..I`m just talking about the artwork!

Davy..i just youtubed it before u linked it lol..just had too.

Screw it..I`m buying the boxed DVD set off Amazon..I have too now!

Sometimes..just sometimes there is nothing quite like some badly dubbed martial arts!

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Male 12,138
Maddog... you`re showing us old fogies up here on IAB. Indeed I do remember... *wipes misty tear from eye*

Here`s the song. Kicks in around 0:57

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iUMWy4hqAg&feature=related&resnum=0

Honestly, kids these days, don`t know they`re born...

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Male 20,905
The_Maddog

the music did though, that`s all him.

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Male 3,369
Whys no one else posted this..am I the only one who remembers this awesome show?


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Male 1,383
I thought that it was worldwide, not just BBC but yes it is quite cool. When I saw it on the BBC I was a bit confused at first haha
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Male 16
Its the Monkey King!
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Female 781
I wonder if it was in Mandarin or Cantonese? Lovely animation, and very action packed. I liked it.
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Male 53
Training now!
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Male 121
That was really an amazing piece of work. I wish there were more than one of those movies. :P
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Male 1,894
whatever. I was close anyway. I don`t know much about the actual fable, but I do know a lot about dragon ball.
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Male 477
Um, Backfat, It`s actually the Monkey King, which is a major part of Hindu/Chinese mythology.
I`m not too happy about the whole China Olympics thing...but this was friggin awesome. I loved how he incorporated a lot of the major sporting events into the action. That was sweet.
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Male 3,369
fancylad
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[ Delete Post ] Friday, August 08, 2008 10:54:43 AM
I always underestimate Damon Albarn.
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Ahem...read my above post! Nothing to do with Damon!

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Male 3,369
Ah..the work of Jamie Hewlett..co creator of the comic "Tank Girl" and the band Gorillaz.
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Female 15,763
Davy, I think it`s imperitive that you uhh... take a look in the mirror. So to speak.
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Male 1,894
Totally, Oolong, Yamcha, flying nimbus, and the power pole are in there to.
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Male 180
........ wat did i just see............
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Male 1,894
Nifty. That monkey is the Monkey Prince. Which is the Japanese story that Dragon Ball is based on. Awesome. Total Win. Go Olympics!!
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Male 12,138
If I had a monkey, I would teach it how to use all the entertainment equipment. I would save money on batteries for the remote controls by having my monkey change channels for me. With the money I saved on batteries I would buy drugs. I would share the drugs with the monkey while we watched Monty Python and Stephen Chow movies together.
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Male 288
Sold - i`m gonna start training now!
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Male 44
Wait... what the hell did I just watch?
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Male 13
How patronising!
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Male 1,011
Hey, its Songgoku!

Yea, the dragonball character is based on a fable, look up saiyuki or the journey to the west.

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Female 192
Haven`t you learned anything from the Carpet Monkey?
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Male 12,138
I had a monkey, I would teach him to count cards like Dustin Hoffman in the movie Rainman and sneak my monkey into the casino. If anyone said "Hey a monkey, who`s monkey is that?" I would say "It`s not my monkey".
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Female 15,763
You know, it took me like 2 years to figure out that the Gorillaz cartoon characters were like, the band members.

S-M-R-T SMART!

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Male 1,455
The opening today was freaking awesome. I loved the footsteps that they created with the fireworks.
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Female 192
Yeah that looked like something by the Gorillaz.
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Male 20,905
I always underestimate Damon Albarn.
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Male 20,905
Link: BBC Sport`s Olympics Monkey FTW! [Rate Link] - One of the only reasons to care about this year`s Olympics! Olympic Monkey! Created by the men behind Gorillaz!
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