English Title: Alakazam The GreatSaiyu-Ki (Alakazam The Great, Journey To The West) (1960) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
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- Feature Length Animated FilmFeature
- Traditional Animation
- Tôei Dôga
- Distributed by: Toei Company Ltd.
- Cartoon Characters: Wu Kong, Buddha, Tripitaka, Merlin, Pigze, Sandy, Princess Iron Fan.
English Version: King Alakazam, His Majesty King Amo, Queen Amas, Prince Amat, Emperor of Heaven, Sir Quigley Broken Bottom, Max Lulipopo, Hercules, DeeDee the Monkey.
- Voice Actors: Frankie Avalon, Arnold Stang, Dodie Stevens, Jonathan Winters, Sterling Holloway, Jackie Joseph.
- Directed By Daisaku Shirakawa, Osamu Tezuka, Taiji Yabushita, Lee Kresel.
- Produced By Hiroshi Okawa, Lou Rusoff, Samuel Z. Arkoff, James H. Nicholson.
- Animated By Akira Daikuhara, Hideo Furusawa, Masao Kumagawa, Koichi Mori, Yasuji Mori, Yasuo Otsuka.
- Written By Osamu Tezuka, Keinosuke Uegusa, Lou Rusoff, Lee Kresel, Ch'eng-En Wu.
- Music: Ryoichi Hattori, Les Baxter.
- Editor: Salvatore Billitteri, Laurette Odney.
- Originally Released in December of 1960 (Estimate).
- Originally Released Theatrically.
- Running Time: 88 minutes.
A magical monkey and his ambitious adventures, from bullfight in the pit of a volcano to an epic battle with Hercules.
Cartoon Production Information:
The American release was on July 14, 1961, and ran four minutes shorter than the Japanese version. This and "Hakuja Den" were the first two Japanese theatrical animated features distributed in America. The character of DeeDee was a new creation in... (more)
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