Disney Nature's Monkey Kingdom

Disney Nature’s Monkey Kingdom

Monkey KingdomDisney Nature‘s newest film, Monkey Kingdom, is hitting theaters this weekend. This movie is a fun and adorable glimpse into the lives of the macaque monkeys who live among ancient ruins in the jungles of South Asia. I recently attended an early screening of this movie with my kiddos and we all really liked it. Monkey Kingdom will make you laugh, cry, worry, and hope.

Characters: Maya and KipMonkey Kingdom tells the tale of Maya and her struggle to survive and even thrive within the social structure of her tribe. It is the story of all good mothers as she risks her life and gives her all every day to provide for her child, Kip. Little Kip is a curious fellow and his antics will capture your heart.

Monkey Kingdom Behind the ScenesOne of my favorite parts of this and other Disney Nature movies are the ending scenes during the credits because we get to see the crew in action. Be sure to stay and watch all these fun scenes.

See Monkey Kingdom opening week (April 17 – 23) and Disney Nature will make a donation in your honor to protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats.

Monkey Kingdom is rated G and appropriate for the whole family.
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Official Synopsis:

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 is forced to relocate, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to lead them to 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 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.


Disclaimer: I was invited to attend the media movie screening.

About Janice

I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. Mommy Pamela says

    Sounds like an awesome movie. I’ve never heard of it until I saw it on your blog. Thanks for the information on a movie that looks awesome.

  2. Debbie Wagner says

    That looks so cute!! I love monkeys. Great review by the way!

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