Saiyu-Ki (Alakazam The Great, Journey To The West) (1960) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film

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English Title: Alakazam The Great

Saiyu-Ki (Alakazam The Great, Journey To The West) (1960) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film Saiyu-Ki

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  • Feature Length Animated FilmFeature
  • Traditional Animation
  • Tei Dga
  • 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.
  • Music: Ryoichi Hattori, Les Baxter.
  • Editor: Salvatore Billitteri, Laurette Odney.
  • Originally Released in 1960 (Estimate).
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 88 minutes.
  • Color
  • Japan  Japan

Cartoon Summary:

A magical monkey and his ambitious adventures, from bullfight in the pit of a volcano to an epic battle with Hercules.

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English Titles:

"Alakazam The Great," "Journey To The West," "The Enchanted Monkey," "The Magic Land Of Alakazam."

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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