The Monkey King
An adaptation of the Monkey King stories for children
In this version Pigsy was originally a devout worker in heaven until Monkey King convinced him to eat the peaches of immortality. He feasted upon them, which gave him great hunger, unrelenting hunger. So he is a man of passionate tastes.
In this version the Bull Demon is the Big Boss that the group must defeat. The only way they can do that is by working together and letting go of some of the earthly possessions and desires. Bull Demon is a bully. Monkey King has to use his brain to defeat him, not his brawn, and it helps him get that much closer to enlightenment.
The Elders are god like beings that are being bullied by the Bull Demon. For how the script is written it works for them to be an older couple, and indeed, an older couple on vacation. So on came the funny shirts, and short shorts and, of course, the sock garters.
A retelling of some of The Monkey King stories. They have been modernized and made for younger audiences Monkey King is head strong, and while he is also self centered, he loves the other monkey's of his home. He makes them immortal by wiping them away from the books of death, but he is greedy and impulsive and it causes him to be entombed within a mountain. He is trapped there until Tripitaka comes along.
Tripitaka is a devout Buddhist monk...or wants to be. He is still lacking something, and now he has to deal with the Monkey King. Through there journeys he learns the final bits of what he needs to be truly devout.
Ao Khuang or Sandy
Sandy is a creature that loves luxury. He values money and wealth. He is flawed. Monkey King defeats him, and Sandy joins their little group in search of enlightenment.