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‘The Monkey King’ Trailer: Jimmy O. Yang Leads Netflix Animated Film Based On Chinese Folklore

By Valerie Complex

July 17, 2023

Netflix has dropped a trailer for the animated movie The Monkey King.

The film stars Jimmy O. Yang, Lin Jolie Hoang-Rappaport, Nan Li, Bowen Yang, Jo Koy, Ron Yuan, Hoon Lee, BD Wong, Andrew Kishino, Sophie Wu, Jodi Long, James Sie, Andrew Pang, Stephanie Hsu, and Kuno Inghram.

With animation and imagery by ReelFX, The Monkey King is a family action-family comedy that follows a rebellious and charismatic Monkey and his magical fighting Stick on an epic quest for victory over 100 demons, an eccentric Dragon King, and Monkey’s greatest foe of all —his own ego. Along the way, a young village girl challenges his self-centered attitude and shows him that even the smallest pebble can have a big effect on the world.

Anthony Stacchi (The Boxtrolls, Open Season), directs with the script written by Steve Bencich and Ron J. Friedman.  Peilin Chou (Over the MoonAbominable), produces, while Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer), serves as executive producer. Bencich and Friedman are represented by The Gotham Group and attorney Rob Szymanski.

The Monkey King premieres August 18 on Netflix.