To give woolly actors the voice they deserve, Monkey has launched the WAG (Woolly Actors Guild) campaign to gain equal rights for woolly actors. He is searching for the great British public’s support in his tireless campaign against ‘woolism’ - a term he has coined to describe prejudices against woolly actors like himself. A serious, talented actor, Monkey believes ‘woolist’ casting directors worldwide are to blame for relegating woolly actors to children’s television and commercials.
With the help of Mother, Monkey has just released four films salvaged ‘from the cutting room floor’ that prove woolism exists. The films show woolly actors that have been ousted from some of Hollywood’s most famous movies to make way for human actors. Zippy, Bungle, George and Bagpuss feature in these hilarious videos (which reveal that these actors were cut from Scarface, Jaws, Notting Hill and Jurassic Park).
Members of the public are encouraged to make a stand for the rights of woolly actors by signing Monkey’s petition on www.woollyactorsguild.com
where you can also buy some splendid Monkey merchandise too.
* Monkey was donated to Comic Relief following the demise of ITV Digital. Income from Monkey merchandise is used by Comic Relief to help it run itself
* Comic Relief works all year round trying to make its vision - of a just world, free from poverty - become a reality
Creative Agency: Mother
Art Director: Mother
Agency Producer: Mother
Director: Anthony Austin
Production Co: BOSH
Producer: Alex Hedges
Editor: Tim Symes
Post Production: The Moving Picture Company
Post Production Producer: Ian Luxford
Audio Post-Production: Daniel Beckwith at Factory
Sound Design: Daniel Beckwith at Factory
DoP: Luke Palmer