While it is too late to have your Monkey Kingdom ticket purchase help Conservation International you can still help out on your own. When I was on my trip to see Monkey Kingdom a few weeks back I received a plush Maya monkey. Well, this monkey can be purchased along with other Monkey Kingdom products through the Disney Store Online. Check out the Monkey Kingdom items available for purchase through http://nature.disney.com/monkey-kingdom. There you can buy plushes of Maya and her son Kip and $1 from each purchase goes to Conservation International from 3/13/15 – 5/14/15. We didn’t get a chance to take the kids to see the movie until today so maybe I should pick up a Kip plush for them to play with alongside their Maya plush.
If you haven’t seen the movie yet, check out the clips below. Continue reading New Monkey Kingdom Featurette with Jane Goodall
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Last Friday morning I arrived at the ABC Building to screen the newest Disneynature film, Monkey Kingdom. The movie comes out today, April 17th. This is an adorable film about Macaque monkeys in an abandoned palace in South Asia. There is a story here and it is about Maya one of the low-born monkeys at Castle Rock. She is the lowest of the low in her family. And by low, we are literally talking about height. The high-born monkeys are those who can live higher in the tree, eat the fruits higher in the tree and they enjoy the privileges of royalty.
Maya must scavenge for her meals. She must also cater to the needs of the high-born monkeys. To them, she is nothing but she needs them for her protection. The family hierarchy is so complex that it rivals intricacy of a Game of Thrones family tree.
The story really is one of a heroes journey. Maya struggles on a daily basis. Struggles to get enough food, struggles for warmth and shelter and when she becomes pregnant and has her son, Kip, she struggles to make a better life for him. The thing about a heroes’ journey and having to work hard and struggle for things is that it makes you more self sufficient and stronger when things get tough. Well, when things get tough for this monkey family it is up to Maya to step up and help her family with their struggles.
I think that Monkey Kingdom is a wonderful movie filled with humor and heart. Tina Fey makes an excellent narrator for this story. While there is some danger and peril for the monkeys the movie is mild enough for young kids and they will laugh at the antics of these lovable monkeys. Take a look at the trailer below and full movie information below that.
Continue reading Here We Come… The Monkey Kingdom Review