Monkey King: Hero Is Back
|Monkey King: Hero Is Back|
|Directed by||Tian Xiaopeng|
Beijing Weiyingshidai Culture & Media
Hengdian Chinese Film Production Co.
October Animation Studio
Shandong Film and Television Production Center
United Entertainment Partners (China)|
Viva Pictures (USA)
Big Picture 2 Films (Portugal)
SC Films International (World-wide)
|Box office||US$153 million|
Monkey King: Hero Is Back (Chinese: 西游记之大圣归来) is a 2015 Chinese computer-animated film directed by first time director Tian Xiaopeng. The film was released on 10 July 2015. The film was the highest-grossing animated film in China until it was surpassed by Zootopia and Kung Fu Panda 3.
The all-powerful Monkey King once roamed freely between Heaven and Earth, but after angering the Gods, he was imprisoned within an ice cage deep within the mountains. 500 years later, monsters attack a small village and a child flees to the mountains. Unknowingly, the child releases the Monkey King from his curse. With the help and encouragement from this special child, Monkey King saves the village from the evil monsters.
Joshua Jee, David Kim, Angela Lee, Lucy Oh
English voice cast
- Jackie Chan as Sun Wukong, the Monkey King
- Kannon Kurowski as Liuer
- James Hong as Old Monk
- Feodor Chin as Evil Lord
- Roger Craig Smith as Pigsy
- David S. Jung as Jade Emperor, Father
- Nika Futterman as Lady Troll
Awards and nominations
|2015||Golden Rooster Awards||Best Animated Feature||Won|
|2015||Silk Road International Film Festival||Animated Film of the Year 2015||Won|
|2015||China Animation & Comic Competition Golden Dragon Award||Best Animated Feature Film||Won|
|2015||China Animation & Comic Competition Golden Dragon Award||Best Directing for an Animation||Won|
|2015||Sichuan TV Festival Goden Panda Award||Best Directing for an Animation||Nominated|
|2015||Golden Horse Film Festival||Best Animation Feature||Nominated|
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