Remember earlier this month when I went to San Francisco? While I was there I saw Disneynature’s newest film, Monkey Kingdom.
This wonderful film opens in theaters today, April 17, 2015!
Monkey Kingdom is the story of Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey, 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. They will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.
I enjoyed Monkey Kingdom quite a bit, and I think in most cases, its a good film for older children, though some of the scenes of the animals interacting might be too mature for some audiences, so be prepared for that. If you normally watch animal documentaries with your children, they might just be okay! That being said, I’d probably let my older children see Monkey Kingdom, but the little guy will have to miss it for now.
Something very important to keep in mind if you want to go see Monkey Kingdom is for every ticket sold opening week (April 17-23, 2015), Disneynature will make a donation to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats!
Projects support programs across Indonesia, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka.
Conservation International will:
1) Protect monkeys and other endangered species
2) Save and restore forest habitats
3) Partner with and support local communities
Further activities in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Indonesia will include
researching, rescuing and rehabilitating monkeys, patrolling protected areas
which serve as important habitats for monkeys and other species, planting trees
and supporting community education and forest-friendly jobs.
Download this PDF to find the other ways you can help the Monkeys!
If you want a sneak peak, you’ll want to check out this trailer:
Visit the official MONKEY KINGDOM website: http://nature.disney.com/monkey-kingdom