Netflix is set to premiere the animated film The Monkey King on August 18. The film is based on the beloved Chinese character from the 16th-century novel Journey to the West.
The Monkey King is a playful monkey with supernatural powers who is born from a stone. His greatest obstacle is his inflated ego. In the film, the Monkey King sets out on a daring quest to defeat 100 demons in a bid to achieve true immortality and be one with the gods.
The film is directed by Anthony Stacchi and Peilin Chou. Stacchi is known for his work on the animated films Open Season and The Boxtrolls. Chou is the creative force behind other beloved Asian animated features like Over the Moon and Mulan.
The Monkey King features a star-studded Asian voice cast, including Jimmy O. Yang, Bowen Yang, Jolie Hoang-Rappaport, Jo Koy, Ron Yuan, Stephanie Hsu, and more.
The film is sure to be a hit with kids and families alike. It is a fun, action-packed adventure with a great message about the importance of humility.
The Monkey King will premiere on Netflix on August 18.