Peilin Chou and Anthony Stacchi discuss their parenthood journey with me. We talk about the values they looked to instill into their kids. In addition they share life lessons they have learned from their kids. After that we talk about their new movie, The Monkey King. Peilin and Anthony share the inspiration of the film, casting and the style of animation they used for the film. Lastly, we finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five.
About Peilin Chou
Peilin Chou is an Academy Award-nominated Producer with background as a creative executive in feature films as well as content creation in television and theater. Prior to The Monkey King, she produced Over the Moon. Chou produced Abominable while serving as the Chief Creative Officer of Pearl Studio. She started her career in feature films at the Walt Disney Studios as a Creative Executive at Walt Disney Feature Animation and Touchstone Pictures. In those roles, she developed and oversaw dozens of feature film projects, of which two of her favorites are Mulan and Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion. She currently resides in New York City with her husband Eric and their two boys Hayden and Bailey. Follow Peilin on Instagram at @peilinchou. Make sure you check out The Monkey King on Netflix.
About Anthony Stacchi
Prior to his work on The Monkey King, Anthony Stacchi served as the Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated director of The Boxtrolls. Stacchi was also co-director and an original story writer on Open Season and has storyboarded on films including Antz, Spirit, Astro Boy, Curious George, Missing Link, and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, among others. He also worked as an effects artist on the action films Ghost and Hook, and as an animator on The Rocketeer and two Back to the Future films. Anthony has one son. Follow Anthony on Instagram at @afstacchi.
About The Monkey King
The Monkey King is an action-packed family comedy that follows a rebellious and charismatic Monkey and his magical fighting Stick on an epic quest for victory over 100 demons, an eccentric Dragon King, and Monkey’s greatest foe of all —his own ego! Along the way, a young village girl challenges his self-centered attitude and shows him that even the smallest pebble can have a big effect on the world.
About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with fantastic dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. You get a unique perspective on fatherhood from guests like Joe Montana, Kevin Smith, Danny Trejo, Jerry Rice, Jeff Foxworthy, Patrick Warburton, Jeff Kinney, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kyle Busch, Dennis Quaid, Dwight Freeney and many more.