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BBC Olympics: Monkey

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BBC Olympics: Monkey - MPEG-4 clip
A retelling of the great Chinese classical novel, Hsiyu-chi (Journey to the West) who also inspired Osamu Tezuka’s Goku no daiboken and the characted of Son Goku from Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball.

The spot has been directed by Jamie Hewlett and produced at Passion Pictures and Zombie Flesh Eaters. Animation director: Pete Candeland, Rob Valley.

Design: Kevin Dart. Background artists: Lukasz Pazera and Kevin Dart.

Creative agency: RKCR/Y&R and Red Bee Media. Executive Creative Director: Damon Collins. Creative: Paul Angus, Ted Heath.

Music composed and produced by Damon Albarn. Lead vocals by Jia Ruhan accompanied by the Tianyuan Choir of Beijing. Musical Director: David Coulter, Mike Smith. Sound studio: 750mph.

Hewlett and Albarn also made a stage adaptation of the novel, entitled Monkey: Journey to the West. (Thanks T.)

Una versione del grande classico cinese Hsiyu-chi (Viaggio in occidente) che ha anche ispirato Goku no daiboken (Monkey) di Osamu Tezuka ed il personaggio di Goku in Dragon Ball di Akira Toriyama.

Lo spot è stato diretto da Jamie Hewlett e prodotto presso Passion Pictures e Zombie Flesh Eaters. Direzione dell’animazione: Pete Candeland, Rob Valley.

Design: Kevin Dart. Sfondi realizzati da Lukasz Pazera e Kevin Dart.

Agenzie creativa: RKCR/Y&R e Red Bee Media. Direttore creativo esecutivo: Damon Collins. Creativi: Paul Angus, Ted Heath.

Musica composta e prodotta da Damon Albarn. Voce solista Jia Ruhan accompagnata dal Coro Tianyuan di Pechino. Direttori d’orchestra: David Coulter, Mike Smith. Post produzione audio: 750mph.

Hewlett ed Albarn avevano già fatto un adattamento teatrale del romanzo, intitolato Monkey: Journey to the West. (Grazie T.)

BBC Olympics: Monkey

DOWNLOAD (HI RES): Scarica Monkey.
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DOWNLOAD (ALT.): Scarica Monkey.
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WATCH (ALT.): Guarda Monkey in finestra.
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WATCH (LO RES): Guarda Monkey in finestra.
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IMAGE GALLERY: Galleria di immagini via The Art of Kevin Dart.

LINK: Visita Red Bee Media.

LINK: Visita Passion Pictures.

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LINK: Visita 750mph.

BLOGGER: Visita Kevin Dart.

BLOGGER: Visita Lukasz Pazera.

IMDB: Pagina di Jamie HewlettPete Candeland

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{ 5 } Comments

  1. Anonymous | 26 July 2008 at 10:19 | Permalink

    Fuuny cuz I actually saw this Hewlet & Albarn 's "Monkey : Journey to the West" show last year in Paris and it was VERY good!
    I just love Hewlet style, as far back as Tank Girl to Gorillaz
    Thanx for that, dek!

  2. Anonymous | 26 July 2008 at 10:21 | Permalink


    By the way, you should check the new short of SCAD (

    It’s called “Gift of the Titan’s smile” and it’s really good.

    Reminded me of a scene in “ZARDOZ”, see what I mean?



  3. DeK - Delirium et Kaos | 26 July 2008 at 10:48 | Permalink

    First time I hear about that show. Gotta check if I can get it on DVD.

    (ScadShorts is in my monthly-checked bookmarks, except that in the last month I ain’t had a lot of time…)

  4. Anonymous | 26 July 2008 at 17:16 | Permalink

    Hey, dek!
    Check this:

    Everything you need to know about “Monkey : Journey to the West”

    Ciao, time to sleep!

    PS: by the way, you didn’t answer last time I asked you about your age, town, passion for short movies…

  5. DeK - Delirium et Kaos | 27 July 2008 at 08:41 | Permalink

    >by the way, you didn't answer last
    >time I asked you about your age,
    >town, passion for short movies…

    I am Salvatore, a 20-something guy living in a little town near Naples; as for my passion for short movies, I don't know. I guess this is how it goes…
    When I got a subscription to satellite TV, I started watching new blockbuster movies on "premiere" channels. Soon I got bored. So I started watching shorts on "essai" channels. I still ain't get bored.

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