Coming to Netflix in August 2023

‘The Monkey King'

The Monkey King is an upcoming animated Netflix Original adventure film directed by Anthony Stacchi

An adaptation of the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. Steve Bencich and Ron J. Friedman wrote the screenplay

It was first announced in 2017 alongside five other feature film projects from Pearl Studio. 

It was attached to Netflix alongside Mech Cadet and Boons and Curses, the latter of which is no longer moving forward at Netflix.

The primary animation studio behind The Monkey King is Pearl Studio, based in Shanghai, China.

Peilin Chou and Kendra Haaland serve as producers on the movie, with Stephen Chow listed as an executive producer.


Netflix recently revealed in their Summer Kids & Family slate that The Monkey King will be released on Friday, August 18th, 2023.

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