This Monkey Kingdom post is made possible by Disneynature; all opinions are my own.
I’m a huge fan of Disneynature films. They’re more than just entertaining; they’re educational as well. Their newest film, MONKEY KINGDOM, released in theaters on April 17, 2015. It’s now available on home video for you to own, and this is one film I’m happy to recommend you purchase.
Kids will love Maya, a blond-bobbed monkey who lives among ancient ruins in the jungles of South Asia. She gives birth to a son, Kip, who is adorable. The pair is part of a large extended family who lives at Castle Rock. Unfortunately, they’re forced to leave their beloved home, and they venture into the city that results in a comical look at the way monkeys and humans cohabitate in that part of the world.
MONKEY KINGDOM does have some segments young children may be distressed by, however, they’re also an excellent way to talk to kids about the animal kingdom, the “circle of life”, and how the hierarchy of the monkey’s kingdom put restrictions on what they’re able to do, where they can go, and what their role is within the group.
Adults will enjoy this film as well, I was thrilled when the group regained their ancestral home and laughed as they disturbed the cell service of those silly humans below them. This time around they used the beautiful voice of Tina Fey to narrate the story. Her voice created the perfect motherly tone to tell the tale.
MONKEY KINGDOM joins a long line of fantastic nature films from this incredibly dedicated group including director Mark Linfield and co-director Alastair Fothergill. Don’t miss the special features, “Tales From The Kingdom — See What It Takes To Capture This Amazing Adventure On Film” to find out the hell this team goes through to capture these incredible tales on film.
- Rated: G (though the is a fight scene that is truly frightening which results in a death)
- Studio: Walt Disney Studios
- DVD Release Date: September 15, 2015
- Run Time: 81 minutes
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