Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom Review + Pendant Giveaway! #MonkeyKingdomEvent

Monkey Kingdom

Get ready to go on an adventure deep into the jungles of Sri Lanka as you follow Maya on her journey in Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom, which is in theaters starting today!

Sri Lanka

Monkey Kingdom is set in Sri Lanka, in a deserted kingdom where kings ruled, but now the rulers there are not man but monkey’s. As I sat and watched Monkey Kingdom, I fell in love with Maya, who is one of the low monkeys on the totem pole, of this kingdom. You will instantly fall in love with her as you watch her take on challenges and navigate through a life that doesn’t come easy to her.

Monkey Kingdom Monkeys

When the film starts we meet the Castle Rock troop in a huge fig tree ripe with fruit. From the very moment the movie begins you can see an order that the kingdom follows. We start with the alpha male, RAJA who gets the best part of the tree because he is the leader and work our way down through the ranks to meet the star of the movie…Maya. We watch as Maya, who is used to her place at the bottom, take on life in a new way when she becomes a mother to Kip with Kumar. He is a new comer to the group this isn’t going to work for RAJA who only wants one dominant male having children with the females, so Raja runs Kip off.

Maya and Kip

At first, she continues with life as she knows it, taking the scraps that the sisters and Raja allow her to have, but then realizes she will need to make a better life for her son. We watch as Maya starts to take the reigns to get the food she needs so both her and her son can survive. I don’t want to give too much away but I will say you will be very impressed at the toque macaques and how they live.


As a mother, we will do anything to make a better life for our child, even risk our safety. That is the same thing Maya does for Kip and in the end, makes the better life she wants for her child! Along the journey, your heart will break for her, you will laugh, and even be amazed at how Maya and the toque macaques live their lives. You might even be inspired for a new hair style…or at least think it looks cute on them! Check out this trailer of Monkey Kingdom which hits theaters today!

Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.

Featuring a rich variety of characters, including a mischievous mongoose, simple-minded langur monkeys, predatory leopards and monitor lizards, “Monkey Kingdom” is narrated by Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), directed by Mark Linfield (“Chimpanzee,” “Earth”) and co-directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Chimpanzee,” “Bears”). With music from award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Shrek” movies), Disneynature’s eighth True Life Adventure—the follow-up to 2014’s “Bears”—swings into theaters April 17, 2015


Don’t forget if you go see Monkey Kingdom in theaters between April 17 and April 23 and Disneynature will make a donation in your honor to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats!


Monkey kingdom pendant

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Toni is a professional lifestyle blogger living on the sunny Florida Gulf Coast. She has a passion for Disney, Travel, Fashion, Cooking, Tech, Family Fun Ideas, Reviews, Giveaways and loves being able to share that with her readers!


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    I want to win this for my teen daughter!

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    I want to win this for my cousin – she loves all animals!

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    shelly peterson

    I want to win this for my niece.

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    My niece would really love this necklace.

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    I want to win this for me. I love monkeys.

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    I want to win for me!

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    My granddaughter Bri would like this.

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    I’d love to give this to my daughter. She loves animals and I know she’d love this!

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    Deborah Cochran

    I would love to give this to my daughter – her daddy used to call her his little monkey because she used to love to climb up into his lap and snuggle like a little monkey . She would love this as a reminder of him.

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    Austin Baroudi

    ‘d love to win this for m daughter!

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    Pamela Hockett

    so adorable, would be great for my grandbaby

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