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Yak: The Giant King
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Thai theatrical release poster
Directed by Prapas Cholsaranont
Chaiporn Panichrutiwong (co-director)
Melanie Simka (U.S. version)
Produced by Prapas Cholsaranont
Mychal Simka (U.S. version)
Written by Prapas Cholsaranont
Phanlop Sincharoen
Wirat Hengkongdee
Nutchapon Ruengrong
Mychal Simka (U.S. version)
Nathan Ciarlegglio (U.S. version)
Doug Davidson (U.S. version)
Story by Prapas Cholsaranont
Phanlop Sincharoen
Starring Santisuk Promsiri
Kreadtisuk Udomnak
Boribroon Junrieng
Weranut Tippayamontol
Pawanrat Naksuriya
Caninap Sirisawut
Udom Tarpanich
Nathan LaVelle
Music by Jakkrapat Iamnoon
Editing by Smith Timsawat
Punlop Sinjaroen
Prapas Cholsaranont (Film Editing Supervisor)
Studio Workpoint Picture
Distributed by Sahamongkol Film International
Workpoint Picture
Eagle Entertainment (DVD)
Release date(s) October 4, 2012 (2012-10-04)
Running time 96 minutes
Country Thailand
Language Thai
Budget 100,000,000 Baht
Money made $1,668,124

Yak: The Giant King (released as The Robot Giant in some countries and The Giant King in the U.S.) is a 2012 Thai 3D computer-animated comic science fiction children's/family film starring Santisuk Promsiri, Kreadtisuk Udomnak, Boribroon Junrieng, Weranut Tippayamontol, Pawanrat Naksuriya, Caninap Sirisawut, Udom Tarpanich, Bawriboon Chanreuang, Nathan LaVelle, Santisuk Promsiri, Udom Taephanit, Kerttisak Udomnak and Chris Wegoda, directed by Prapas Cholsaranont and Chaiporn Panichrutiwong and distributed by Workpoint Picture. The story is a futuristic adaptation of the fable of Tosakan and Hanuman the Monkey King from the Thai version of the Ramayana, with robots for the main characters. Literary reputation in Asia for the last 6 years and budget over 100 million baht. It was released on 4 October 2012

Plot

A re-interpretation of Ramayana, the Thai animation film tells the story of a giant robot, Na Kiew, who's left wandering in a barren wasteland after a great war. Na Kiew meets Jao Phuek, a puny tin robot who's lost his memory and is now stuck with his new big friend. Together they set out across the desert populated by metal scavengers, to look for Ram, the creator of all robots.

Cast

Original version

  • Santisuk Promsiri
  • Kreadtisuk Udomnak
  • Boribroon Junrieng
  • Weranut Tippayamontol
  • Pawanrat Naksuriya
  • Caninap Sirisawut
  • Udom Tarpanich
  • Bawriboon Chanreuang
  • Santisuk Promsiri
  • Udom Taephanit
  • Kerttisak Udomnak
  • Chris Wegoda

1st English version

  • Todd (tongdee) Lavelle as Big Green/Tossakan/The old mechanic/Brooks/9 Heads/Planet/Fireman/Fire foreman
  • Hugh Gallagher as Whitey/Hanuman
  • Stephen Thomas as Kum/Kok/Bartender/Mayor/Dr. Watt/Fireman/Work foreman/Old woman
  • Hailey Rodee as Rusty
  • Tabitha King as Sadayuu
  • Vincent Junior Bergeron as Mayor's son
  • Sean Bergeron as Friend of Mayor's son/Boy
  • Chris Wegoda as Fireman/Work foreman/Old woman
  • Mariam Tokarsky as Mayor's wife/Woman was robbed/Cat's owner
  • Ananya LO as Girl

2nd English version

  • Bella Thorne as Pinky
  • Russell Peters as Zork
  • Meg DeAngelis as Rusty
  • Gregg Sulkin as Flapper
  • Carlos PenaVega as Krudd
  • Romeo Lacoste as Bartender
  • Nathan Barnatt as Scrap Metal Dealer
  • Mark Steines as Bob the Mechanic
  • Gina Briganti as Mama Robot
  • Joseph Pfeiffer as Dad Robot
  • Dan O'Day-McClellan as Mayor
  • Mychal Simka as Various robots (uncredited)

Characters

  • Na Khiaw (Big Green, Zork in the U.S. version)
  • Ravana
  • Brooks
  • Phuak (Whitey, Pinky in the U.S. version)
  • Sanim (Rusty in both English versions)
  • Hanuman
  • Sadayuu (Flapper in the U.S. version)
  • Kok
  • Guard
  • Father
  • French Construction Worker
  • Mexican Worker
  • Tasokan

Awards

The Best Directors are Prapas Cholsaranont and Chaiporn Panichrutiwong, The Best Score is Jakkrapat Iamnoon, The Best Editors are Smith Timsawat, Punlop Sinjaroen and Prapas Cholsaranont, The Best Art Direction is Chaiporn Panichrutiwong, The Best Sound is made by Richard Hocks and The Best Original Song is "Kerd Ma Pen Phuen Ther" performed by Apiwat Eurthavornsuk.

Movie and Storyline

The makers for the film in Sound Department are Sergei Groshev, Richard Hocks, Jérémy Rodeschini and Warren Santiago. The makers for the film in Animation Department are Watcharadon Chanachina and Suwajana Noochniyom Janajina and the makers for the film in Editorial Department and Other Crew are Steve Calalang and Chris Wegoda. The Music for the film was composed by Jakkrapat Iamnoon, The film is directed by Prapas Cholsaranont and it stars Bawriboon Chanreuang, Santisuk Promsiri, Udom Taephanit, Kerttisak Udomnak and Chris Wegoda. A re-interpretation of Ramayana, the Thai animation film tells the story of a giant robot, Na Kiew, who's left wandering in a barren wasteland after a great war. Na Kiew meets Jao Phuek, a puny tin robot who's lost his memory and is now stuck with his new big friend. Together they set out across the desert populated by metal scavengers, to look for Ram, the creator of all robots. The storyline for the film is written by Anonymous. The film is produced by Work Point Entertainment and distributed by Sahamongkol Film International and Eagle Entertainment. Also known names for the film are called The Giant King and Yak.

Theme song

  • "We Were Born To Be Friends"
    • Artist: ROOM 39
    • Composition: Stamp
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