Monkey Kingdom

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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.[1][2][3]


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.[4][3] It is slated for release in the United States on April 17,[5][1] and internationally on April 23 to coincide with Earth Day. A portion of box office receipts will be donated to Conservation International.[6][7]

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).[7] The film was scored by British composer Harry Gregson-Williams,[8] and was shot using Sony F65 cameras.[9]


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.[10]

The film was narrated by Suraj Sharma,[11] with some of the narration to be done by Tina Fey.[12]


Monkey Kingdom will be released on April 17, 2015.[1] The first official trailer for the film was released on April 18, 2014, featuring the song, "Team" by Lorde and attached theatrically with Bears.[8][13]


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  2. Han, Angie (10 April 2014). "‘Monkey Kingdom’ Trailer: Disneynature Visits the Asian Jungle". /Film. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Vento, Dana (3 December 2014). "Disneynature's Monkey Kingdom". Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  4. "A Look at Disneynature Next Film, 'Monkey Kingdom' Trailer,", April 2014.
  5. staff. "Monkey Kingdom". Big Screen. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  6. Taylor, Drew (2 December 2014). "Disneynature's 'Monkey Kingdom' Trailer Offers Up an Insanely Cute Adventure". Moviefone. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 McDaniel, Matt (10 April 2014). "Disneynature's 'Monkey Kingdom' Trailer Is the Cutest Thing You'll See Today". Yahoo Movies. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named filmmusicreporter
  9. "Amazing Sony F65 Footage From Disneynature's Monkey Kingdom,", August 4, 2014.
  10. staff. "Monkey Kingdom characters". Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  11. Matt Lloyd, "Disneynature New Film 'Monkey Kingdom' Releases April 2015, Watch Incredible Extended Trailer Here,", September 2, 2014.
  12. staff (11 March 2015). "Tina Fey: My Daughters Are ‘Fully Immersed’ in the Disney Lifestyle". People. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  13. "Visit Monkey Kingdom with a Trailer for the Disneynature Documentary,", April 10, 2014

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