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Famed monkey takes a new direction in New York

By Kelly Chung Dawson in New York | China Daily | Updated: 2013-07-06 07:10

Pop star, top animator help bring fresh take to a Chinese classic

In the 1970s, a Japanese television show based on Journey to the West, a 16th century Chinese novel about a mischievous monkey and his friends, introduced a generation of British children to Chinese culture.

That series, Monkey, became a cult classic, captivating viewers with its wacky mix of martial arts and Eastern morality.

Famed monkey takes a new direction in New York

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