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Monkey Kingdom (2015)

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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 ... See full summary »

Directors:

Mark Linfield, Alastair Fothergill (co-director)

Writers:

Mark Linfield, Kate Kondell (narration consultant)

Star:

Tina Fey
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Tina Fey ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

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:

G | See all certifications »

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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:

El reino de los monos See more »

Filming Locations:

Sri Lanka See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,715,000, 19 April 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,427,836, 19 July 2015
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

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IT'S OUR WORLD
Written by Matthew Tishler, Felicia Barton, Aaron Benward
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Very impressive nature documentary
21 April 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

I'm not really into Disney nature documentaries. I've seen a few they did in the 1960s on The Wonderful World of Disney, but the new ones they put out don't last in the theaters long enough for me to catch (Although I think I saw the one about the chimpanzees, and the one about elephants)

This one is a lot different from the old docs 50 years ago. It's very playful with the narrative and tells a more linear story voiced by Tiny Fey. What's most interesting about this is how the plot follows the Disney formula of a true underdog coming up. They must have had to do a lot of research and follow these monkeys for a long period of time to pull that off.

The story is about a single mother named Mya who's on the very bottom of the social status and must beat the odds in order to provide a better life for her son, kip.

It was so fascinating to see how the Monkey kingdom mimics the kingdom of man. Whenever someone tries to convince me that we are better than other animals (cause sometimes man forgets that's what we are). I'll have this movie to use as an example of how that's not accurate.

I went into this film not thinking much of anything but killing time, but it was not a waste of time. It was great!


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