Monkey Goes Wild About Football

[Information contributed by Fabulous Films]


 [new] Now includes photos of the 4 Monkey characters at the football match!!!  [new]

Fabulous Films sponsored a Millwall match against Sheffield Wednesday on March 22nd 2003, as promotion for the UK Monkey DVD release. All 4 Monkey characters walked out on the pitch at kick off and had a picture taken with the teams. They sponsored the match ball, so they had advertising on the programme cover and inside.
I was asked if I'd like to dress up as one of the characters for this.. I chose to be Pigsy, so I appeared on a football pitch in front of all the fans! The official attendance for this match was 7,338.

NOTE: All four costumes (Monkey, Pigsy, Sandy, Tripitaka) are available for hire in the UK - for full details, see the Monkey Costumes - For Hire In The UK page.

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Here's some images from the Millwall programme on the day, featuring advertising for the UK Monkey DVD release:
Millwall programme March 22nd 2003 Millwall programme March 22nd 2003 - Fabulous Films advert for UK Monkey DVDs Millwall programme March 22nd 2003 - mention of sponsorship by Fabulous Films for UK Monkey DVDs

Here's the official photos taken on the day:
The Fabulous Films gang meet Man of the Match, Millwall played Steven Reid Monkey, Pigsy, Sandy and Tripitaka alongside Millwall player Dennis Wise, amongst others

And how one of them was featured in the programme for the next Millwall home game on Saturday April 12th 2003:
Front cover of Millwall programme April 12th 2003 Featured photograph of Monkey, Pigsy, Sandy and Tripitaka alongside Millwall player Dennis Wise, amongst others

Photos taken by Richard Walker from Fabulous Films:
Monkey, Pigsy, Sandy and Tripitaka on the pitch at Millwall football ground Monkey, Pigsy, Sandy and Tripitaka on the pitch at Millwall football ground - Monkey calls for his cloud! The gang meet the Millwall Lion Demon

Photos taken by "Dave Lager", aka Sandy:
Monkey, Pigsy, Sandy and Tripitaka (what is Tripitaka doing with pint of beer?) Monkey smiles at the camera, while Pigsy laughs at Sandy's costume Here I am dressed as Pigsy - uncanny, isn't it? Sandy and Monkey after a few drinks... Monkey, Pigsy, Sandy and Tripitaka on the pitch at Millwall football ground Monkey, Pigsy, Sandy and Tripitaka on the pitch at Millwall football ground

The following newspaper article appeared on page 3 of the South London Press newspaper on Friday January 31 2003, promoting the appearance of the 4 Monkey characters at the game on Saturday March 22 2003.
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Newspaper article from the South London Press newspaper on Friday January 31 2003 plugging the appearance of the 4 Monkey characters at the Millwall vs. Sheffield Wednesday game on Saturday March 22 2003

For more information about the UK Monkey DVD release, see the Monkey DVDs (UK) page, and for information about this and other publicity for the DVDs, see the Monkey DVDs (UK) - Publicity page.





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