This Monkey Kingdom Review was made possible because I had the opportunity to go a movie screening and see it. All opinions are my own.
Monkey Kingdom is an amazing movie that takes place in the beautiful land of Sri Lanka. The land where the monkeys live use to actually be where kings live. What is really neat is that as you go and see Monkey Kingdom you learn about how there are social rankings across Monkeys. The higher that you are in the tree, the more social rank that you have. In this documentary you can see the different social ranks hanging out in the fig tree. The alpha male monkey gets to hang out at the very top of the tree. As the tree descents so does the social status of the monkeys and the food is also less ripe.
The king in Monkey Kingdom is names Raja. Raja has three queens he has to keep happy. Then the main character of this movie is Maya. Maya lives at he very bottom of the tree and she has to find a way to survive and try to move her way up the social rankings. She is a hero in many ways.
Maya lives at Castle Rock. There are tons of other animals that live there like a mongoose and even sloth bears. In order to get food she has to leave Castle Rock. You will learn about her adventures in the film and how she becomes a single mommy. If you are a single mom you might get a teary eyed watching the love she has for her baby. Her baby’s name is Kip. You will learn a lot about him during this movie. Like every mother, to Maya, Kim has a vibrant future in front of him and she is going to do everything no matter what to help make this happen!
I absolutely loved this commentary. Out of all of the documentaries I have ever seen this one by far is one of the best and there are scenes that your kids are going to LOVE!
Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom in Theaters on April 17, 2015
Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.
Featuring a rich variety of characters, including a mischievous mongoose, simple-minded langur monkeys, predatory leopards and monitor lizards, “Monkey Kingdom” is narrated by Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), directed by Mark Linfield (“Chimpanzee,” “Earth”) and co-directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Chimpanzee,” “Bears”). With music from award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Shrek” movies), Disneynature’s eighth True Life Adventure—the follow-up to 2014’s “Bears”—swings into theaters April 17, 2015.
Set in the storied jungles of South Asia, “Monkey Kingdom” showcases the adventures of new mom Maya, a clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey who’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world.