The Monkey King Movie

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An animated adventure starring one of China's most mythical, mystical and mischievous superheroes.

Who's Involved:

Anthony Stacchi, Bowen Yang, Ron Friedman, Jo Koy, Stephanie Hsu, BD Wong, Steve Bencich, Ron Yuan, Jimmy O. Yang., Jolie Hoang-Rappaport, James Sie, Andrew Pang, Jodi Long, Andrew Kishino, Hoon Lee, Peilin Chou

Release Date:

Friday, August 18, 2023 Netflix

action/violence and brief thematic material
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

An action-packed family comedy that follows a monkey and his magical fighting Stick as they team up on an epic quest where they must go head to head against gods, demons, dragons, and the greatest enemy of all, Monkey's own ego!

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Who stars in The Monkey King: Cast List

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Fantasy Island, 80 For Brady  

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The Tiger's Apprentice, Wicked  

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Leo, Anastasia (Live-Action)  

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Mulan, The Paper Tigers  

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Leo, The Fall Guy  

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New Gods: Yang Jian  

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Jurassic World Dominion, Jurassic World  

Who's making The Monkey King: Crew List

A look at the The Monkey King behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Anthony Stacchi last directed The Boxtrolls and Open Season. The film's writer Ron Friedman last wrote Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and Gullible's Travels.


Peilin Chou

Production Company

Pearl Studio

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Production: What we know about The Monkey King?

Key Facts

  1. Screenwriters Ron Friedman and Steve Bencich's animated film credits include Brother Bear and Chicken Little (6/14/18).
  2. "Stephen Chow is the perfect creative partner to develop The Monkey King with Pearl Studio," said Peilin Chou, Chief Creative Officer for Pearl Studio. "His involvement in this very special project, which is beloved throughout Asia, is a true coup. We know that he will bring all the comedy and scope that makes this adventure legend so special and translate The Monkey King into an enchanting and exciting global animated event (6/14/18)."
  3. Stephen Chow will help develop and also possibly direct (6/14/18).
  4. Based on the 2014 Chinese film.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2023 - March: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2023 - January: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2018 - June: The film was set to Development  status.

The Monkey King Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Monkey King was a Netflix release in 2023 on Friday, August 18, 2023. There were 20 other movies released on the same date, including Blue Beetle, Strays and Back on the Strip .

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