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A monkey king who learns the secrets of magic goes on a spree and causes no end of aggravation for the gods, who finally imprison him. In order to make up for all the trouble he's caused, he is sent on a mission to accompany a prince who is the son of the gods on a journey through a land filled with dangers, monsters, cannibals and demons. Written by
I remember seing this film when I was quite young, probably six or seven. For many years, I could remember several things about it, but not the name. With the help of an Internet movie buff, I figured out the title, got a copy and watched it again. It was every bit as good as I remembered it. The characters are well developed, interesting, and at times, quite humorous. The story was engaging and exciting. I can see now why it made such am impression on me. Much better, in my opinion that the more recent and more highly touted "Spirited Away," which, while I enjoyed it, I found dark and disturbing, and also devoid of point or meaning.
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