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Alakazam the Great (1960)

Saiyûki (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Family | 14 July 1961 (USA)
A monkey king who learns the secrets of magic goes on a spree and causes no end of aggravation for the gods, who finally imprison him. In order to make up for all the trouble he's caused, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kiyoshi Komiyama Kiyoshi Komiyama ... Son Gokû (voice)
Noriko Shindô Noriko Shindô ... RinRin (voice)
Hideo Kinoshita Hideo Kinoshita ... Cho Hakkai (voice)
Setsuo Shinoda Setsuo Shinoda ... Sa Gojô (voice)
Nobuaki Sekine Nobuaki Sekine ... Sanzô hôshi (voice)
Kunihisa Takeda Kunihisa Takeda ... Shaka-nyorai (voice)
Katsuko Ozaki Katsuko Ozaki ... Kanzeon-bosatsu (voice)
Michiko Shirasaka Michiko Shirasaka ... Shoryo (voice)
Kinshirô Iwao Kinshirô Iwao ... Gyûmaô (voice)
Tamae Kato Tamae Kato ... Rasetsu-jo (voice)
Kiyoshi Kawakubo Kiyoshi Kawakubo ... Kinkaku daiô (voice)
Shûichi Kazamatsuri Shûichi Kazamatsuri ... Ginkaku daiô (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frankie Avalon ... Alakazam (singing voice)
Sterling Holloway ... Narrator (voice)
Jackie Joseph ... (voice)
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Storyline

A monkey king who learns the secrets of magic goes on a spree and causes no end of aggravation for the gods, who finally imprison him. In order to make up for all the trouble he's caused, he is sent on a mission to accompany a prince who is the son of the gods on a journey through a land filled with dangers, monsters, cannibals and demons. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

14 July 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alakazam the Great! See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is based on the epic Chinese novel A Journey to the West written by Wu Cheng-En in the 16th Century China about the adventures of the Monkey King accompanying a Buddhist monk traveling to India to collect rare scrolls to bring home to China. This story has been the basis of many movies, television shows and plays. See more »

Quotes

Alakazam: [to King Amo] I think it's like this: You old guys should make way for the younger generation! You get me, buddy?"
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Version of Chai tin dai sing suen ng hung (2002) See more »

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Me Too!!
14 November 2007 | by thechoirmanSee all my reviews

I really did not want to vote on the movie, since I have not seen it since I was a kid. But, this movie was such a great movie to me as a kid, that almost 40 years later, I am trying to find it. If this was such a bad movie (according to the critic), there needs to be more of them made. The movie had classic good versus evil situations, was able to teach morals in a very entertaining manner, and was light and dark all at the same time. I can go so far as to say that it was the loyalty, friendship, and mercy exhibited by the lead character and his friends that indelibly burned this cartoon in my psyche all of these years. I too find that I had no idea that all of these famous stars were in the movie, but now that I know, when I finally get the movie again, I will have another reason to love it.


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