One of the first animal noises my daughter started imitating was that of a monkey, it was also the first animal she said by name. She loves these little creatures. When we have visit the zoo she will happily watch them go about for moments on end. This is why I am incredibly excited that Disneynature’s newest film is focused on monkeys.
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 colourful 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 neighbouring monkeys, Maya’s whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover 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 narrated by Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), 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 theatres April 17, 2015.
Between 1948 and 1960 Walt Disney had a part in producing 13 True Life Adventure motion pictures that were connected to wildlife documentary filmmaking. I don’t know about you, but even though I am still in my twenties I can remember watching some of these in school, and I am so glad that Walt Disney Studios is continuing to make films that are focused on wildlife, and are a great way to share with people of all ages just what life in the wild is really like for different animals.
I am really looking forward to going and seeing this movie with my family, and I have been given the opportunity to give away a family 4 pass of tickets to go and see Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom. The Vancouver screening is on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 and the film begins at 10am at SilverCity Metropolis. Enter through the rafflecopter giveaway below.
Good luck everyone, and thank you for entering!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
If you do not win the passes to attend the screening please considering going and seeing this film during opening week (April 17-23, 2015) because for every ticket sold Disneynature will make a donation to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats.