The Monkey King Conquers the Demon 金猴降妖 ~ Chinese Movies&TV


Today, I will introduce a Chinese animated feature produced by Shanghai Animation Film Studio which called The Monkey King Conquers the Demon (金猴降妖, Jīn Hóu Xiáng Yāo ).So let us have a brief introduction.

The Monkey King Conquers the Demon is adapted from chapters of the Chinese classics Journey to the West (西游记, Xīyóujì).

The five-episode animation series tells the story of Monkey King Sun Wukong (孙悟空, Sūn Wùkōng), who followed Monk Xuan Zang‘s (玄奘, Xuánzàng ) trip to the West to take the Buddhistic sutra. They met a white bone evil (白骨精, báigǔ jīng) and the evil transformed human appearances three times to Sūn Wùkōng seduce the monk. Twice Monkey King recognized it and brought it down. The monk was unable to recognize the monster and expelled Sun Wukong. Xuan Zang was then captured by the monster. Fortunately Bajie (八戒, bājiè ) , another apprentice of Xuan Zang, escaped and persuaded the Monkey King to come rescue the monk. Finally, Sun kills the evil and saves Xuan Zang.

This film is acturally very famous. It has acheived many awards, for example, the 6th Hundred Flowers Festival Award and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival Award in 1989.

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