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, ...
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William T. Hurtz
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
This movie is based on a spoof written in twelfth-century China of the adventures of a giant Buddhist monk who went to India to collect rare scrolls to bring home to the monks at his own monastery. See more »
Take me with you!
It's no place for women. Besides, magicians don't like girls. They saw them in half!
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I agree with EL BUNCHO! I saw this movie at a Saturday afternoon matinée when I was about 11 years old and I loved it. At that time I had never seen animation that wasn't childish in nature. This movie has rather sophisticated themes and it was a real pleasure to watch a movie that was made for children but didn't talk down to them. I actually cared about the characters, something I can't say I ever really did with American animation. This was back when essentially the only film animation was coming out of Disney and Alakazam The Great had a totally different style that I really liked. It was also my first exposure to Japanese animation and created an interest in Japanese culture that I never had before I saw this movie. It opened my eyes to whole new worlds. I recommend it to anyone.
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