Everyone Is Enchanted With The Creatures In “Monster Hunt” — Especially Wuba, The Baby Monster King

July 19, 2017Monster Hunt, the second highest grossing film in Chinese cinema history, is now available  in a family-friendly English language version.

The charming live action/animation movie, directed by Raman Hui, DreamWorks animator (the Shrek franchise, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Puss in Boots) and director (Shrek 3 and Kung Fu Panda), tells the story of a time in Chinese history, long, long ago, when monsters and humans both lived on Earth.

Humans hunted monsters, who rarely ventured into human areas. But when the monster world is torn apart by civil conflict and the previous rulers are overthrown, the old Queen flees into the human world to save herself — and her unborn baby.

Fearing for the child’s safety, she transfers it to a human to carry and deliver. She gives it into the care — and the belly — of Song Tianyin, a bumbling young man who has never been out of his tiny village.

When monster hunter Huo Xiaolan discovers that Tianyin is carrying a royal monster, she decides to haul the unhappily pregnant young man to a nearby city where they can wait until the baby monster is born — and then sell it.

The baby monster is born before they reach their destination and the couple ends up transporting the enchanting Baby Monster King, named Wuba, to the city.

But both humans and monsters want to get ahold of the delightful Wuba (who will steal the hearts of all children) and the “adopted parents” have to decide what they will do with the adorable monster.

The English-speaking version of this remarkable epic is funny and child-friendly, with delightful musical numbers.  

Monster Hunt made more than $279 million worldwide.

Monster Hunt is available in many formats — streaming in both English and Mandarin (with English subtitles), DVD and Blu-ray and the 3D Blu-ray version.
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