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Monkey Kingdom is an upcoming 2015 nature documentary film about a family of monkeys living in ancient ruins founded deep in the jungles of South Asia (Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka). The film will be released by Disneynature on April 17, 2015.
Monkey Kingdom is the eighth True Life Adventure film and will be the sixth released theatrically by Disneynature, the independent film label of Walt Disney Studios. It is slated for release in the United States on April 17, and internationally on April 23 to coincide with Earth Day. A portion of box office receipts will be donated to Conservation International.
The film is directed and produced by Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill, who previously co-directed Disneynature's first release, Earth (2007), as well as Chimpanzee (2012). Fothergill also co-directed African Cats (2011) and Bears (2014). The film was scored by British composer Harry Gregson-Williams, and was shot using Sony F65 cameras.
Maya is a toque macaque whose world is changed when her son Kip becomes part of her extended family. Maya’s family has its share of diverse personalities and she wishes her son to have the best advantages for advancing within the family's social strata. When their home is overrun by a neighboring tribe of monkeys, the family has to find a new home. Maya uses her inherent smarts to lead the family to new resources, but it develops that the entire group will have to cooperate in order to reclaim their original home, where Maya wishes to advance her son's future within the family.
Template:Expand section Monkey Kingdom's major toque macaque characters consist of lead female Maya, her newborn son Kip, the troupe's alpha male Raja, a trio of high status females called The Sisterhood, and Kumar, a newcomer wishing entrance to the monkey tribe.
Monkey Kingdom will be released on April 17, 2015. The first official trailer for the film was released on April 18, 2014, featuring the song, "Team" by Lorde and attached theatrically with Bears.
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