The family has always be interested in animal shows. We don’t own a lot of them, but will often catch them on TV or Netflix. I’m actually surprised how intense some of the shows are that the girls will watch. Monkey Kingdom isn’t in that category. It’s rated G, so I knew it would be okay for them to watch.
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.
The movie takes you on the life adventure of Maya and her son. Maya is the lowest in their animal hierarchy and has to scrap to keep herself and her son alive. And, those monkeys are mean!
Maya is the mama bear of the Monkey Kingdom. Despite being the underdog, she’s one smart mama. There are times that she takes risks that many other moneys don’t have to take to keep her family alive. And because she’s taken these risks, she’s smarter and more savvy that the average monkey.
Ultimately, Maya’s family—who don’t always see eye to eye—will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, their rightful home where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.
“It’s our world. We’re living wild and free.” ~ “It’s Our World, Original End Credit Song, “Monkey Kingdom”
There wasn’t anything in the movie that made me or my girls (8, 6, 3, 1) uncomfortable. In fact, we watched part one evening and they were asking desperately to watch the end of the movie the next morning.
It’s a sweet story of motherhood, family and survival that is very enjoyable.
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*I received a copy of the movie to review. All thoughts are my own.