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1%% Image Pickin' failed to select a replacement image:˛%% Please start a new thread if you'd like to suggest a new image.˛%%˛[[quoteright:275:]]˛˛->''"I wish I could say that Alakazam was a good king or a wise king. But he wasn't. He was rude and arrogant. As a matter of fact, he was a bit of a crab about the whole thing. I suppose you could say that his crown went to his head."''˛-->--'''Narrator,''' about Alakazam.˛˛''Alakazam the Great'' is a 1960 Anime film by Creator/ToeiAnimation based on ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest''. It is adapted from the manga ''Boku no Son Goku'' by Creator/OsamuTezuka. It was released by Creator/AmericanInternationalPictures in the United States in 1961, and was one of the first Anime films to be professionally dubbed in English.˛˛Its story concerns Alakazam, a simple monkey who becomes King of the Monkeys. He instantly becomes DrunkWithPower and mistreats everybody around him, including his girlfriend Dee Dee. He forces Merlin to teach him magic, and goes off to Majutsu Land to cause trouble. He's finally beaten and imprisoned by King Amo. He's sentenced to become the bodyguard of Amo's son, Prince Amat, who's about to go on a great pilgrimage. And Amat will need the help, for there are many demons waiting to cause him trouble.˛˛----˛!!This movie provides examples of:˛˛* AdaptationDyeJob: Alakazam/Son Goku had yellow fur in the original manga, but brown fur in the movie.˛* CanonForeigner: Dee Dee the Monkey, who did not exist in the [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest original novel.]]˛* DeathByAdaptation: The [=McSnarl=] brothers are sucked into their own man-eating gourd; unlike the novel, they are never released and pull a HeelFaceTurn. Queen Gruesome is [[HumanPopsicle frozen]] by her own magic fan and shattered, while her husband falls in a volcano. They both survive fine and repent in the novel.˛* DrunkWithPower: Alakazam at the beginning. It doesn't take long before King Amo knocks some sense into him.˛* DubNameChange: Everybody in the English dub. Sun Wukong becomes Alakazam, Buddha becomes King Amo, the Bull-Demon King becomes King Gruesome, etc.˛* GenderBender: Alakazam turns himself into a lovely Chinese maiden when first meeting Sir Quigley to stop him from marrying the real girl he's interested in.˛* GluttonousPig: Sir Quigley Broken Bottom:˛-->'''Alakazam''': You must guard the Prince day and night. Understand?\˛'''Quigley''': Except at mealtimes.˛* HeelFaceTurn: Sir Quigley Broken Bottom, Max Lulipopo, and Filo Fester all end up redeeming themselves by the end of the film.˛* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The [=McSnarl=] Brothers are sucked into their own gourd by Alakazam.˛* IAmSong: "Ore wa Son Goku"/"I am Son Goku" in the Japanese version. It's replaced by "Alakazam the Great" in the dub.˛* KingKoopaCopy: King Gruesome is the UrExample, being the ''direct inspiration'' for Bowser's design.˛* ALoadOfBull: King Gruesome. He can even transform into a raging bull.˛* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: After King Gruesome refuses to pay Filo for his work, Filo ends up helping Alakazam and friends.˛* SatelliteLoveInterest: Dee Dee. She's a nice girl, but that's all we know about her˛* ShapeShifter: Alakazam, Quigley, Hercules, Filo and King Gruesome.˛* ShapeShifterShowdown: Alakazam and Hercules go through many forms, including giant birds and dinosaurs, during their fight.˛* StayInTheKitchen: When Alakazam tells Dee Dee he's going to find Merlin, she begs to go with him, but he tells her that it's "no place for women". To add to this, Alakazam insists magicians hate girls [[InsaneTrollLogic because magicians saw girls in half]].˛* TotemPoleTrench: Alakazam and Quigley pull a ShapeShifter version of this trope to disguise themselves as King Gruesome.˛* UglyGuyHotWife: King Gruesome and Queen Gruesome.˛˛----


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