Narrated by Tina Fey, Own this Breathtaking Feature Film on Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) and Blu-ray Combo Pack on September 15. For every Monkey Kingdom Blu-ray Combo Pack & Digital copy sold during first-week sales, Disneynature will make a donation to Conservation International in your honour to help protect endangered species in their natural habitat, supporting conservation project across Indonesia, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka.
From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Chimpanzee and Bears, comes MONKEY KINGDOM, a spectacular tale set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya, a clever and resourceful monkey, finds her world forever changed when she welcomes her son Kip into her colourful extended family. As Maya strives to keep Kip safe through unexpected and sometimes perilous adventures, amazing footage captures all the magic and surprises of their magnificent world. Maya and her family will make you laugh and warm your heart as she realizes her dreams for her son’s future.
I actually really love documentaries but generally have to watch them alone as they tend to be a little too dry for a 1 and 3 year old to watch. Disneynature offers up a family (and kid friendly!) documentary in Monkey Kingdom. The documentary follows a female toque macaque (which is an old-world monkey) and her growing family as she struggles to rise from the bottom of a strict social hierarchy.
Tina Fey does an excellent job at narration – she brings a bit of humour that makes this documentary truly enjoyable to watch. We found ourselves laughing almost as much as we were learning about toque macaques! It wasn’t all happy though, there are moments that will make your stomach lurch and moments that are incredibly touching.
Monkey Kingdom is filled with beautiful visuals filmed at an ancient ruins site found deep in the jungles of Sri Lanka. The cinematography is simply astounding.
Monkey Kingdom is well worth picking up for family movie night, enjoy!
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!