The Monkey King

The Monkey King


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A monkey and his magic staff can take on everyone — except the monkey’s own ego

A powerful monkey and his magical staff take on anything from gods and demons to dragons — in addition to his most formidable enemy: his own ego. 

What to know

The acclaimed Chinese animation company Pearl Studio team up with Netflix to bring an old tale to the screen

The Monkey King is an animated family comedy film produced by Pearl Studio for a Netflix distribution. Pearl Studio is the Chinese animation studio behind Abominable and Kung Fu Panda 3. The film is based on the Chinese tale ‘Journey to the West’. Renowned Hong Kong filmmaker Steph Chow produces The Monkey King, and animator, storyboard artist, and screenwriter Anthony Stacchi directs. The film is penned by writing duo Ron Friedman and Steve Bencich, the minds behind Chicken Little and Open Season

The cast is led by actor, writer, and stand-up comedian Jimmy O Yang as the titular Monkey King. He is joined by Stephanie Tsu (Everything, Everywhere, All at Once), BD Wong (Mr Robot), Bowen Yang, Jo Koy, Jolie Hoang-Rappaport, Ron Tuan, and Hoon Lee.

Production News

  • 2021-05-20
    • Netflix confirm an animated adaptation of the Chinese tale ‘Journey to the West’ is in production with Stephen Chow as producer. (Source: Variety
  • 2023-01-04
    • The first-look image is released on Twitter, displaying the film’s unique animation style from the acclaimed Chinese animation studio Pearl Studio. (Source: Discussing Film
  • 2023-07-17
    • The first trailer for The Monkey King is released, giving a first glimpse into the upcoming Netflix animated film that brings the 500-year-old story of the selfish antihero Monkey King to life. (Source: Collider)
  • 2023-08-18
    • The Monkey King premieres on Netflix.


JustWatch Rating 72%
IMDB 5.8 (4k)


Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Comedy, Animation, Fantasy


1h 36min

Age rating


Production country

United States, WEBAPP_COUNTRY_CN, Hong Kong


Anthony Stacchi


Jimmy O. Yang
Monkey King (voice)
Bowen Yang
Dragon King (voice)
Jolie Hoang-Rappaport
Lin (voice)
Jo Koy
Benbo (voice)
Ron Yuan
Babbo (voice)
Andrew Pang
The Mayor (voice)
Stephanie Hsu
Mayor's Wife (voice)
Sophie Wu
Red Girl / Child Monkey (voice)
Hoon Lee
Jade Emperor / Monk (voice)
Andrew Kishino
King Yama / Demon of Havoc (voice)
Jodi Long
Wangmu (voice)
BD Wong
Buddha (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker
Baby Monkey King (voice)
Robert Wu
Palace Minister / Pigsy (voice)
David Chen
Palace Minister / Sandy (voice)
James Sie
Elder Monkey (voice)
Kieran Regan
Cage Baby Monkey (voice)
Mark Benninghoffen
Cuttlefish (voice)
Vic Chao
Hat Villager (voice)
Artemis Snow
Lost Baby Villager (voice)
Kaiji Tang
Old Man Villager (voice)