10.08.10 by Jeff

Gorillaz / Ticket Giveaway

Heads up Vancouver, Gorillaz are rolling through town and I have been hooked up with a pair of tickets to the show! Who wants them?

gorillaz escape to plastic beach tour vancouver booooooom giveaway

gorillaz escape to plastic beach tour vancouver booooooom giveaway

Let me know who your favourite monkey character is, from any movie or tv show, in the comments below!

You must live in (or  within driving distance of) Vancouver to enter!

I’ll pick a winner on Friday.

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Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • Curious George

  • The 12th Monkey.

  • Sabrina Whiffen

    Curious George!

  • joseph

    Cuuuuuurious George!

    • joseph


  • Monkey from Dexter’s Lab.

    • Yvy Truong

      Beat me to it ): <

  • William Alexander

    The Monkey Kind

  • Claire


  • vuudoo

    homer’s helper monkey

  • Curious George!

  • Jason

    The monkey from the old movie Bedtime for Bonzo starring Ronald Reagan. Haha.

  • Amanda

    Mojo Jojo from the Power Puff Girls of course.

  • Cornelius from Planet of the Apes. (technically not a monkey…)

  • Jennifer

    King Louie from the Jungle Book

  • Donkie Kong. A muerte.

  • Brian Rush

    The Monkey Shines surveillance monkey in Toy Story 3!

  • King Kong. The techniques used to animate Kong in the original 1933 stop-motion film were perfected by Willis O’Brien, who was a great contributer to the genre of animation and its process. Without that knowledge, the Gorillaz visual style would not have ever been possible.

  • Henry Becker

    Sock Monkey all the way!

  • Preston McPeak

    Dexter from Night at the Museum!

  • Captain Charles “Chuck” Simian from “Captain Simian & the Space Monkies.” Who wouldn’t love a show/character with that name?

    • Gordon Higgins

      The Monkey from that (much under rated) Brendan Fraser Monkey Bone.

  • all of them from planet of the apes!

  • The monkey in Monkey Goes West from 1966! BEST EVER!

  • icitea/clare

    oh my god


    i love… the Monkey King from Journey to the West! It was a really popular chinese drama series back in the day, and he was practically my role model growing up.


    Sam!!! from the I Dream of Jeanie “Fly Me to the Moon” episode. He was a chimp and then Jeanie turns him human. When I was a kid, I video taped that episode and watched it almost every night.

    • Nichole O’Neal

      It was on Nick at Nites Summer Beach Party if any one remembers from the mid 90s

  • Richard Weald

    My favourite monkey is the one from the Indiana Jones movie who eats the poison fruit and saves Indiana Jones. He was owned by a Turk and was a seemingly evil creature, but his cruel nature and desire to steal ended up serving the greater good- sort of like Smeagol in Lord of the Rings.

  • jed

    Abu from Aladdin!

  • Magilla the Gorilla, of course.

  • Matty J

    Spike from Ace Ventura

  • Vanessa

    The evil monkey from POWER PUFF GIRLS!!!!

  • Tim Berkelmans

    My favourite is Evil Monkey from Family Guy, the one that lives in Chris’s closet.. (yes, he scares me)


  • yaeeun

    mojo jojo! yes, i’ll admit that i watched the power puff girls!
    and mighty joe young! i cried in that movie! i was young though!

  • nick s

    dr, zaius guest appearance in simpsons

  • Thao

    Gunther from the ‘Mechanical House’ episode on Futurama


  • Christian

    Able the rhesus monkey, who was the first to monkey to go to space and make it back. In addition to being an astronaut he rocked a bitchin retro space suit.

  • Jeff Santos

    Gleek (Space Monkey with the Wonder Twins)

    used to live in van but yes i’m in van that week!!

  • Steeeeeve, the Monkey
    (cloudy, meatballs, yea yea)

  • LapalmeKevin

    Duston in the movie Duston!!

  • EC

    The apes in the “Planet of the Apes” musical with Troy Mcclure on The Simpsons…
    “Dr. Zaius Dr. Zaius oooooh Dr. Zaius,” Classic.

  • Jess W

    Bollo! From Mighty Boosh is my favourite ♥

  • julia

    The Arctic Monkeys and Bubbles! But…oh! These are real… then, the latest I’ve seen, Cymbal-banging monkey from Toy Story 3

  • Hilary

    Check out this on-theme TED Talk, “A Monkey Economy as Irrational as Ours”:

    “The silly choices we make, monkeys make too.”

  • Brittney

    Rafiki! from the Lion King!

  • Emily

    The flying monkeys from the wizard of oz! Terrifyingly awesome!

  • kimi

    Babar’s friend Zephir.

    (I don’t want the tickets–I’m not in Vancouver in November–I just wanted to answer the question)

  • Mojo! Homer’s helper monkey. PRAY FOR MOJO. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d4/The_Simpsons_5F15.png

  • tracy

    The monkey on the Gilligan’s Island episode (season 3, “Bang! Bang! Bang!” episode) when they find modelling clay and it turns out to be explosive The monkey throws plates and makes them go boom!

  • Mark

    Two words: Grape Ape

  • Ellie

    Wallace from “The Fall” by Spike Jonze!
    Such a dope movie, but Wallace is a cool nod to Darwin’s colleague/competitor….

  • Becky

    Flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz!

  • Andy

    Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp!

  • Joel

    Abu from Aladdin :)

  • KOKO – The talking Gorilla.

  • chisaka

    Goku from Dragonball, in the earlier part of the series he was a were-monkey.


    Asante sana Squash banana, Wiwi nugu Mi mi apana

  • King Louie from the Jungle Book.

    Now I’m the king of the swingers
    Oh the jungle VIP
    I’ve reached the top and had to stop
    And that’s what’s bothering me.


  • The Monkeys the Band

  • The drumming gorilla from the Cadbury commercial


  • tron

    Steve from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, he rips out the heart of a gummi bear and eats it mid-combat. Bad ass monkey.

  • Amanda

    Sun Wu Kong aka the Monkey King from the Chinese epic Journey to the West ;)b


    Clearly the most badass monkey out there.

  • alex

    The Monkey Drummer by Chris Cunningam and Aphex Twin


  • Andrew Brian Farris

    Dr. Zaius from the Simpson’s Planet of the Ape’s musical.

  • Rosy

    The ITV/PG Tips Monkey

  • Jordan

    Clyde from the Clint Eastwood movies “Every Which Way But Loose” and “Any Which Way You Can”

  • Jay

    Cranky Kong from Donkey Kong Country… because champions listen to gramophones

  • The evil point monkey in Chris’ closet in Family Guy, who turns out to not be evil at all!

  • Davis

    Jack, Captain Barbossa’s monkey from Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Hart

    Sonson from the 1984 video game “SonSon” and “Marvel vs. Capcom 2”

  • The flying monkeys from Wizard of Oz

  • evil monkey from family guy

  • King Louie. The orangutan who kidnaps Mowgli in The Jungle Book!

  • daniel

    The first monkey to touch the monolith in 2001 A Space Odyssey. Soon as he got that science, he went to town whacking folks with that bone.

  • Nicole

    Mojo Jojo from the Powerpuff Girls!!

  • Kyle

    definitely has to be the chimps on ice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOj_QoSH6is

  • Jack from MVP: Most Vertical Primate

  • Ryan

    Rafiki from The Lion King!

  • Zhengdong

    Sun Wu Kong

  • Coconuts from Sonic the Hedgehog!! A robot AND a monkey from the early Sonic the Hedgehog days, he was a Badnick and also Robotnik’s janitor.


    That’s my vote

  • Kuma

    My vote is definitely the monkey from “Outbreak.” Really, that monkey just gave me an excuse to skip class in college. “‘Why didn’t you attend color theory?’ ‘Erm… bitten by a monkey and contracted the “Deadly Motabo Virus.™”‘” Also, “Deadly Motabo Virus”™ just kind of rolls off the tongue. Say it once and you’re hooked.

    • Kuma

      Excuse me, I upon further research it’s “Deadly Motaba Virus™.”

  • rillo

    mr. teenie – krusty the klown’s monkey sidekick

  • Chris

    Monkey from the dubbed English version of the japanese tv show Saiyuki, of course. BEST TV THEME SONG EVAR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iUMWy4hqAg

  • Dan

    Django. Quinns monkey from sealab.

  • my favourite monkey is ME!!

  • jordan

    He’s a chimp in Japan that goes on real life adventures with his best pal, a bulldog named James.

  • Jake

    Certainly tis Dunston, star of the awesome film Dunston Checks In!

  • Mitchell Rossit


  • The monkey from South Park’s “hooked on Monkey Phonics”
    (Hopefully Seattle counts as drive-able. I’ve never been to Vancouver)

  • going with the evil family guy monkey for now.

  • Considering how much I fear monkeys in real life, I have a strangely long list of favourites in the media:

    Books – The Librarian in the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett, my favourite novels of all time.

    Movies – King Louis in the original “The Jungle Book” mostly because he was voiced by Louis Armstrong.

    TV – The evil monkey in “Family Guy”

    Reality – The “Evil Pinhead Monkey with cock out” That my boyfriends threatens me with when I misbehave. I would post an image of him but it is so NSFW. However, if I win, I will post it for sure. (Shameless bribery, I know, but it says nothing about it not being permitted in the rules.)

  • Hannah Wells

    My favourite monkey is Ross’s monkey in Friends.

  • JD

    Gordo, the first monkey in space

  • allister

    Michael Jacksons pet Chimp named Bubbles. Although he is not from a movie or t.v show someone should really make a movie about bubbles. Michael Jackson treated bubbles like a person, he slept in a crib in Michaels room, ate candy and even used the same toilet as Michael. During the Bad world tour bubbles traveled with Michael and Michael even bringing bubbles to tea with a Japanese mayor.

  • “Steve” the monkey from the animated movie “Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs”… mostly because his character is played by Neil Patrick Harris aka DOOGIE HOWSER!!


  • Lil Wayne

  • megan

    evil monkey from family guy

  • Keeb

    Might Joe Young! I cried when he fell off the ferris wheel and everyone thought he was dead :(

  • Monkey from Killer Monkey – its a classic

  • Sascha

    The monkeys from Citizen Kane.

  • LeeLee!

    That monkey that’s always on my back!
    Or the monkey wrench.

  • Sara

    the flying monkeys from the wizard of oz (in the Judy Garland version) !

  • the evil closet monkey – Family Guy

  • My favourite is Guenter the genius monkey from the “Mars University” episode of Futurama. I felt so bad for him when he learned the truth about his “uncivilized” parents, poor little guy. Even after all of the banana jokes and teasing he still went out of his way to risk his life to save Fry. At least it all resulted in him being happier in the end.

  • geddy70@gmail.com

    BJ and the Bear. TV show from the late 70 early 80. The Chimp name bear was great.

  • Haley Madsen

    Johnny CHIMPO…. super trooper extravaganza

  • shannon rose

    when derek zoolander dresses up as the monkey with the vest/hat/cymbals for that photoshoot and they’re throwing bananas at him.


  • Curious George

  • Michael

    Diddy Kong

  • Cory Bradshaw

    I like Wallace, the little monkey from Tarsem Singh’s “The Fall”, who’s sort of the sidekick of a fictionalized version of Charles Darwin. SPOILER ALERT if you continue reading…

    Wallace is likely named after Alfred Russel Wallace, who, like Darwin, was a British naturalist. The real life Darwin and Wallace corresponded and discussed their theories; Wallace actually independently proposed a theory of evolution due to natural selection, apparently prompting Darwin to develop his own theory which he published in On The Origin of Species, the book that made him a household name. In The Fall’s surreal storybook world, Charles Darwin is a naturalist searching for a rare butterfly with the small monkey Wallace as his “colleague”. Wallace stays inside a bag for most of the movie, occasionally whispering things to Darwin to help him out, dictating ideas to him that he writes down in a notebook. (This parallels the relation some feel that the real life Darwin and Wallace shared; that Darwin received all the credit despite Wallace’s help.) Despite playing second fiddle in the team, Wallace eventually sees the rare butterfly they’ve been searching for and, braving imminent danger, attempts to capture it. Wallace is shot in the process and, as he lays dying in Darwin’s hands, Darwin tells him “I’ll tell everyone they were your ideas.”

    Wallace the monkey was like a kind of tribute to the real Wallace, it’s not even made obvious in the movie, Wallace just seems almost like the “brains of the operation” in his team with Darwin, as well as being a brave lil ape.

  • My favourite monkey is definitely the short lived fighting monkey “Furious George” from the Simpsons. The idea of two monkeys duking it out in a knife fight is too good.

  • hahah there are some amazing answers in here, and some monkeys i would have never thought of – the only fair thing to do was make it completely random (random.org generated a number)

    The winner of the Gorillaz tickets is…

    Richard Weald

    Congratulations Richard!

    THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER, stay tuned there’s another one coming!

21.07.17 by Jeff

The Booooooom Creative Job Board

Booooooom art design jobs

If you’re a creative looking for work, or a company looking to hire, we are excited to announce our very own creative job board: Booooooom Jobs. Graphic design jobs, curatorial positions in galleries, freelance animation gigs, a wide variety of opportunities to work in a creative field!

A couple of examples: Our friends at Society6 are looking for a Creative Director, and Skillshare have posted openings for both a Content Producer and Senior Product Designer.

To start, we’re focusing on three cities (New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver) and will also be posting remote jobs (for those of you who prefer to work from home). All job postings are free for the rest of the month if you use the PROMO CODE: ‘friends’.

Check it out: jobs.booooooom.com

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She says, “In a world that spins faster and faster I feel an enormous necessity to focus on the details and the beauty of what still remains. I find myself with a nature that sustains itself but can fall at any moment. It is something that surpasses me and I cannot stop observing.”

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