Monkey Kingdom

Monkey Kingdom

Alastair Fothergill (2015)

77min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Featuring a stunning score and enthusiastic narration from Tina Fey, this Disney production offers a gentle, family-friendly look at the natural world. It charts the efforts of toque macaque monkey Maya to provide for her infant son, Kip. Maya's journey is heavily edited to give it some narrative heft, but that humanises the story, while big subjects such as death are handled with a gentle touch. As corny as the film's comedic flourishes may feel, they always seem to raise a smile. It may not be on a par with some of the greats of the documentary genre, but Monkey Kingdom acts as a fun introduction for youngsters not quite ready for David Attenborough.

Summary

Documentary following a newborn monkey and its mother as they struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a group of simians who live in ancient ruins found deep in the jungles of Sri Lanka. Narrated by Tina Fey.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Tina Fey
Director Alastair Fothergill
Director Mark Linfield

Other Information

Language: EnglishColour
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