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Disneynature Monkey Kingdom Blu-ray Review

Reviewed by on Sep 15, 2015
Rating: 5 Star Rating

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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. 

Some of Maya's family in their castle caveSome of Maya's family in their castle caveCourtesy of Disneynature

The Bottom Line

When it comes to nature documentaries, and more specifically monkey documentaries, Disney has managed to hit it out of the park every time. Chimpanzee showed us the magic of an orphan in the wild finding a family, so finding unbelievable real stories that will tug on your heartstrings is what they're all about. Monkey Kingdom is no exception, their antics and the trials and joys of their lives is guaranteed to capture your attention. In Monkey Kingdom we follow the story of Maya, a single female macaque monkey who has no power in her  pack structure, until she teams up with Kumar and starts a family - but even though she has more respect, she is still in constant danger. Using comedian Tina Fey as a narrator is a nice touch, her voice lending even more drama to Maya's incredible journey. Taking us into the lush wilds of Sri Lanka, the brightly lit, scenic shots in this documentary look spectacular on Blu-ray.

Treetop royaltyTreetop royaltyCourtesy of Disneynature

This is Disneynature's eighth release, and each Blu-ray usually comes with a huge stack of extras. Monkey Kingdom is no different, one of the features even showcases the team working with legendary conservationist Jane Goodall (if you're interested in nature, then her life's work will blow your mind!) "Tales from The Kingdom" shows the difficulty the directors had filming in a natural habitat. This emotional tale from the animal kingdom is definitely worth bringing home and watching with the whole family.

BabysittingBabysittingCourtesy of Disneynature

Bonus Features:

  • A Special Thank You from Disneynature
  • Tales From The Kingdom
  • On The Set of Monkey Kingdom with Jane Goodall and Wolfgang Dittus
  • Disneynature Monkey Kingdom: The Conservation Story
  • It’s Our World Music Video Performed by Jacquie Lee

Some of the sisters care for babySome of the sisters care for babyCourtesy of Disneynature

Monkey Kingdom Blu-ray Rating:5

Disneynature Monkey Kingdom Blu-rayDisneynature Monkey Kingdom Blu-rayCourtesy of Disneynature

Disneynature Monkey Kingdom is now available on Blu-ray + DVD!