Monkey is the story by Wu Ch'êng-ên based on the ancient Chinese legend tracing the origins of Buddhism. It follows the adventures of Tripitaka and disciples Pigsy, Sandy and of course Monkey, on their journey from China to India to fetch the large vehicle holy scriptures which will save the world.
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The UK DVD release, cross-promoted by Channel Four whilst they showed the original cult English Language Dub in the early 2000s, consisted of 13 DVDs of the very same 39 original late 1970s dubbed episodes. Confusingly, this DVD release version had each disc with 3 episodes of the 39 UK Dub in original UK broadcast order, followed by 1 episode of the skipped batch of episodes. For example the original version of the fifth skipped episode, that was much later in the series run, that didn't receive an original dubbed episode, was the 4th "bonus" episode on disc 5. If you were to follow the entire run in original order, you would have to double back to the DVD 4th episodes to fill in the gaps. See more
[opening theme song
Born from an egg on a mountaintop / The funkiest monkey that ever rocked / He knew every magic trick under the sun / To tease the gods and everyone, and have some fun / Monkey magic, Monkey magic! Monkey magic, Monkey magic! Monkey magic, Monkey magic! Monkey magic, Monkey magic!