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
Yak the giant king in malaysian cinemas 25 dec 2012 teaser
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.
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)
Na Khiaw (Big Green, Zork in the U.S. version)
Phuak (Whitey, Pinky in the U.S. version)
Sanim (Rusty in both English versions)
Sadayuu (Flapper in the U.S. version)
French Construction Worker
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.
The film was theatrically released on 2012 and 2013 in Thailand and Russia in cinemas and in Australia and New Zealand at the DVD Premieres.
Yak: The Giant King was released on DVD by Eagle Entertainment on December 28, 2013.