Sun Wukong becomes the Monkey King after being born out of a rock on the Huaguo Mountain. Amused by his fellow monkeys’ attempts at military drills, he decides to find a better weapon, as his sword is useless. The nearby Dragon Palace, which is full of treasures, seems like the perfect place. But Sun finds that the weapons there are too light. That is, until the proud Dragon King presents him with the cudgel that tamed the waters in ancient times. It weighs over six tons, so Sun shrinks it to fit into his ear. Unable to get it back, the Dragon King turns to Heaven for help. The gods try to tame Sun by giving him minor positions in Heaven – firstly as the head of the stables, and then the guardian of the garden. When this fails, they resort to force. The gods have never tried to tame such a free and rebellious soul before. They put too much faith in their army, which turns out to be a huge mistake!
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Shanghai Animation Film Studio, also known as SAFS, is a Chinese animation studio based in Shanghai, China, as part of the Shanghai Film Group Corporation. Shanghai Animation Film Studio was officially estab-lished in April, 1957, led by pioneering animators and artists including Te Wei, and Wan Brothers. It has produced around 500 films with over 40,000 minutes of original animation data source, covering 80% of China's domestic animation production.