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 colorful 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.
This is such a great film. The Disneynature series always gives you an upfront and personal look into the world of animals. I've enjoyed the whole series, and this one is no different. This time, we follow Maya, an adorable little monkey as she welcomes a new baby. Maya starts out as a low ranking member of her clan, but once she gets the attention of the alpha, all of that changes. Raja is the alpha, and he has something of a monkey harem. Three female monkey's cater to his every whim, including Maya.
In addition to the main "characters", you also get to meet Kumar, a newcomer who comes to challenge Raja, as well as a band of rival monkeys with a deformed leader who try to drive them from their home. There's so much action in this film, it's not much different than watching an animated movie from Disney. Expect, this is real life, which makes it so much more fascinating.
The Bluray/DVD set also includes a behind the scenes look at the filming of the movie, and a music video. My whole family enjoyed watching this film together, and my children range in age from 4-15. With Disneynature Monkey Kingdom, you can make family movie night both fun and educational.