That giant sand sculpture in front of Disney’s Animal Kingdom we teased last week is now finished. The whole thing celebrates the opening of the Disneynature film “Monkey Kingdom.” The movie follows Maya, a clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey. Maya’s world is forever changed when… Read More »Disney’s Animal Kingdom celebrates DisneyNature ‘Monkey Kingdom’ Film with Giant Sand Sculpture
Dr. M. Sanjayan is a former lead scientist for Nature Conservancy and currently a VP of Conservation International. He travels the world helping conversationalists make the connections they need to save the planet. DisneyNature invited Dr. Sanjayan to tour the world of it’s new film… Read More »Go inside the world of DisneyNature Monkey Kingdom with conservationist Dr. M. Sanjayan
Normally Disney releases a movie poster before they share the first trailer. For Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom, the poster came second for some reason. It’s a fantastic poster that looks like its for a regular movie, not a nature documentary. Monkey Kingdom will venture into theaters… Read More »Disneynature Monkey Kingdom Poster
Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife documentary filmmaking, producing 13 True Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, including “Seal Island” (1948), “Beaver Valley” (1950), “The Living Desert” (1953) and “Jungle Cat” (1958). Today, the Walt Disney Company continues that tradition under the Disneynature label.
The newest film in the series is “Monkey Kingdom.” It follows Maya, a blonde-bobbed monkey, through ancient ruins in the jungles of South Asia. Maya’s life changes when she welcomes a son and encounters a group of neighboring monkeys.
“Monkey Kingdom” is the sixth theatrical release for Disneynature. The label was launched in April 2008 to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to capture a variety of wildlife subjects and stories. The first five big-screen releases under the Disneynature label—“Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats,” “Bears” and “Chimpanzee”—are among the top six highest grossing feature-length nature films of all time.
For every ticket sold opening week (April 17-23, 2015), Disneynature will make a donation to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats.
Plot synopsis and more below the jump:
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Updated: 11/12 to add new film “Strange Magic” Get out your favorite box of candy and put on those 3D glasses, it’s time to preview the 2015 lineup of movies from Walt Disney Studios (and related companies). The list of movies set for release next… Read More »Release Dates for Walt Disney’s 2015 Movie Slate