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Monkey Kingdom (2015)

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Life is an adventure for a young monkey and her son, living among ancient ruins in the jungle. But when her family is forced from their home, she must lead them to safety amidst strange new creatures and surroundings.

Directors:

Mark Linfield, Alastair Fothergill (co-director)

Writers:

Mark Linfield, Kate Kondell (narration consultant)

Star:

Tina Fey
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Tina Fey ... Narrator (voice)
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A nature documentary that follows a newborn monkey and its mother as they struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of Sri Lanka. Written by Disneynature

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Adventure is in full swing.

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Documentary

Certificate:

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Trivia

This documentary is mostly filmed in the sacred city of Pollonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. It is open to the public and admission is free. The iconic buildings that can be seen in this documentary are named Kiri Vehera, Menik Vehera, and Rankoth Vehera (seen on the blu ray/DVD cover art). See more »

Goofs

At 26:29, the film shows a waterfalls which is actually Jog Falls in Karnataka, India . This is located about 1500 kilometers away from Sri Lanka in a different country. See more »

Connections

References Bambi (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

IT'S OUR WORLD
Written by Matthew Tishler, Felicia Barton, Aaron Benward
Produced by Matthew Tishler
Performed by Jacquie Lee
Courtesy of Atlantic Record Corporation
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Disney Nature Again Inspires
1 July 2015 | by RileyOnFilmSee all my reviews

Every time one of these Disney Nature films comes out, my wife and I are Johnny on the spot to take our family. The last 2 we saw at the world famous El Capitan theater in Hollywood. This one we saw in the theater here. It was amazing as expected. It presented the idea of a natural order, potentially upset by the underdog. I will give you no spoils as to the outcome. I felt this movie broke away from the convention Disney has used in the past and brought us some inspiration practically applied. It's fitting that Disney, the champion of Princes and Princesses in the movies, challenges that concept. Our family liked that most about the film.

For a nature film, this movie is perfect in every way. Every family with young children will love it. The incredible architecture of the fallen monument they make their home is spectacular. It's a perfect way to tell a story. I would imagine the recipe for making these things is sort of like: 1) Put cameras everywhere and shoot 2) look for what can be made into a story and 3) Make it into a story. Obviously the monkeys are not actors. Cheap labor right? Wait until the union hears about it. The monkey union? At any rate, there is love, struggle, heartbreak, and all the emotions of families trying to make it. Though the monkey's nature is a different house than ours, it doesn't take much imagination to see the connections to being a human in our society. This one's a winner. I give it 5/5.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monkey Kingdom See more »

Filming Locations:

Sri Lanka See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,577,861, 19 April 2015

Gross USA:

$16,432,322

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,839,663
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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