Netflix Animation ‘The Monkey King’: Everything We Know So Far

netflix animation the monkey king everything we know so far

Netflix has seen some excellent Chinese animation arrive over the past couple of years, and one that we can look forward to in 2023 is Netflix’s adaptation of the 16th century Chinese tale of Travel west. We’re going to be keeping track of everything you need to know about The Monkey King, including cast news, production updates, trailers, and Netflix release date.

The monkey king is an upcoming Netflix Original animated adventure film directed by Anthony Stacchi, and an adaptation of the classic Chinese tale Travel west. The screenplay is written by Steve Bencich and Ron J. Friedman.

What is the Netflix release date for The monkey king?

it’s gonna be a long wait before seeing The monkey king on Netflix. According to IMDb, The monkey king will air on Netflix sometime in 2023.


What is the plot of The monkey king?

Although no official synopsis has been released for The monkey king, however, we do know that the story will follow the beloved Chinese story of Sun Wukong, the monkey king from Journey to the West.

netflix monkey king's journey west


Who are the actors of The monkey king?

It looks like The monkey king will have a talented cast of voice actors that we can’t wait to see in action.

A few familiar faces and voices will feature in the feature film, such as BD Wong, which reprized his role as Dr. Henry Wu in Jurassic World: Cretaceous Camp. Meanwhile, Stephanie Hsu previously starred in a Netlfix Original in an episode of The unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

The Monkey King Netflix Animated Cast

Below, the full cast of The monkey king:

Role Member of the cast Where have I seen / heard them before?
to be determined Jimmy O. Yang Patriots’ Day | fantastic island | crazy rich asians
to be determined Stephanie Hsu The wonderful Mrs. Maisel | The path | Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
to be determined BD Wong Jurassic Park | Jurassic World | Mr. Robot
to be determined Jodi long The hot chick | Splash | Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings
White Dragon King Bowen Yang High maintenance | Isn’t that romantic | the exits
to be determined Hoon lee Banshee | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | Iron fist
to be determined Jolie Hoang-Rappaport Watchmen | Just add some magic | Cousins ​​for life
Babbo Ron yuan The paper tigers | Mulan | Pacific Rim: black
to be determined Jo koy To wake up. | Anastasia: Once upon a time | Mr. Iglesias
to be determined Andrew Kishino Star Wars: The Clone Wars | The Lion Guard | Batman vs. TMNT
to be determined James sie Stillwater | Kung Fu Panda: the paws of fate | Curious georges
to be determined Andrew Pang Luc Cage | Iron fist | The big sick

What is the state of production of The monkey king?

Official production status: pre-production (last update: 25/11/2021)

According to the production schedule shown on IMDb Pro, The monkey king is in pre-production. With all the cast announced, it won’t be long before production on the animation begins.


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