Monkey Kingdom Movie Review

Monkey Kingdom Movie Reivew

Last weekend my 5yo son and I headed off to the movies early to see the media screening of Monkey Kingdom.  This was both of our first experience with a DisneyNature movie so we didn’t know what to expect.

We feel head over heels in love with these monkeys and you will too.  This is the story about Maya and her overcoming obstacles to ultimately give her adorable son, Kip, a better life.  We laughed, we cried, we were scared for them…but mostly we just fell in love with this family of monkeys. Yes, I did have a tear or two in one part….all about a monkey.  Crazy I know, but it’s true.

My 5yo sat so still during the movie and I couldn’t quite tell if he was paying attention or not (this is totally not his normal type of movie), but at the end he said he really liked Kip.  It wasn’t until the next day when he recounted the entire story to his older sister with so much excitement that I realized he loved the movie just as much as I did.

Monkey Kingdom Movie Reivew


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.

Monkey Kingdom Movie Reivew

Monkey Kingdom is rated G and is in theaters beginning 4/17/15!
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Disclaimer: I was invited to attend the media movie screening.