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, ... See full summary »
Da Nao Tian Gong is a Chinese animated feature film directed by Wan Laiming and produced by all four of the Wan brothers. The film was created at the height of the Chinese animation ... See full summary »
Prince Susano's mother dies; when his father tells him she has gone to another place, he sets off in search of her. He builds a boat and goes to see, first, his brother, in his crystal ... See full summary »
A young Japanese boy climbs a mountain in search of a magic wizard. The youth finds the wizard, and is tutored by him. Reinforced with magic powers, the boy eventually fights, and defeats ... See full summary »
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
Osamu Tezuka was given a director credit for the film by Toei however Tezuka didn't actually work on the film (though it is based on his manga) and his name was added for marketing purposes. See more »
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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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