View Full Version : Jamie Hewlett does the Olympics
July 24th, 2008, 03:48 PM
The BBC have commissioned Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn (the chaps behind Gorillaz) to produce the introduction to their coverage of the olympics, using Monkey: Journey to the West. I just found the animation on the BBC website. It's here, but if you can't see it it's also on Youtube. Very nice!
July 24th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Awesome! I liked how they worked in all the sports into the clip. Not sure about the music, but cool nonetheless.
July 24th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Gosh that brings back so many memories watching Monkey and Pig in the cinema late ‘60s. See they’ve toned down the cloud making machine.
They could have put some zombies with tongues reaching to their feet in, and it would have been perfect.
July 24th, 2008, 05:18 PM
That was so much fun!
July 24th, 2008, 06:24 PM
jamie hewlett has to be one of my favourite artists of all time, and now he's gone and taken on one of my favourite programs from my childhood! its like right now watching this - i'm having my cake, and eating it too! (and the crumbs are sweet.. oh so sweet)
July 24th, 2008, 06:33 PM
awesome. however i do miss those old inane comics of his. i can only hope he or someone will bring it back
July 24th, 2008, 06:43 PM
awesome, thanks for sharing
July 24th, 2008, 11:04 PM
Saw this on BBC website and thought "Hmm... this looks just like Gorillaz. I wonder if it the same people?" :P I guess they were.
July 25th, 2008, 06:25 AM
thanks for the link...anything by hewlett is pure gold.
July 25th, 2008, 07:52 AM
So, where's tank girl?
July 25th, 2008, 08:01 AM
Everyone should also go to the bbc iplayer website and watch "Imagine" The documentary of the chinese opera that Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett did together.