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The Monkey King

August 18, 2023
1hr 32min
Status: released

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The Monkey King Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
Release dateJuly 30, 2023 (NYAFF)
August 18, 2023 (Netflix)
Running time1hr 32min
Age ratingPG
StarringJimmy O. Yang
Bowen Yang
Jo Koy
BD Wong
Jolie Hoang-Rappaport
Stephanie Hsu
Directed by Anthony Stacchi
Screenplay bySteve Bencich
Ron J. Friedman
Rita Hsiao
Produced byPeilin Chou
Edited by Pam Ziegenhagen
Music byToby Chu
Production CompanyNetflix Animation
Pearl Studio (uncredited)
Star Overseas (uncredited)
Distributor Netflix

The Monkey King Movie Voice Cast & Characters:

  • Jimmy O. Yang as Monkey King
    • Dee Bradley Baker as Baby Monkey King
  • Jolie Hoang-Rappaport as Lin
  • Bowen Yang as Dragon King
  • Jo Koy as Benbo
  • Nan Li as Stick
  • Stephanie Hsu as Mayor’s Wife
  • BD Wong as Buddha
  • Ron Yuan as Babbo
  • Hoon Lee as Jade Emperor
  • Andrew Pang as Mayor
  • Andrew Kishino as King Yama
  • Jodi Long as Wangmu
  • James Sie as Elder Monkey
  • Sophie Jean Wu as Red Girl


Inspired by an epic Chinese tale, the film follows a charismatic Monkey and his magical fighting Stick on an epic quest for victory over 100 demons, an eccentric Dragon King, and the Monkey’s greatest foe of all —his own ego!

About The Monkey King Movie:

The Monkey King is an animated fantasy action comedy film directed by Anthony Stacchi from a screenplay written by Rita Hsiao and the writing team of Steve Bencich and Ron J. Friedman.

The film is inspired by the epic Ming Dynasty classic Journey to the West.

Reel FX was originally appointed to animate the film until it was given to Tangent Animation, who produced the film Next Gen and the then-upcoming series Maya and the Three for Netflix. However, by August 4, 2021, Tangent Animation had shut down, with production halting as well; Netflix was reportedly displeased with Tangent’s work, so Reel FX took over the production.

The first Netflix The Monkey King movie that has an all-Asian voice cast.

The movie takes audiences to 47 sets and greens up the environment with 381 different elements of vegetation.

The film features 115 unique characters.

The film is selected as the closing film at the 22nd New York Asian Film Festival, where it had its world premiere on July 30, 2023. It had a preview at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on June 14, 2023. The Monkey King was worldwide release on Netflix on August 18, 2023.