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Ian’s birthday is on April 20th and falls near Earth Day each year. So, for the past several years, we’ve celebrated by going to see the new movie by Disneynature. We’re counting the days ’til we can see Monkey Kingdom now!
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.
The homeschool mom in me was thrilled when I received these great resources to use while awaiting Monkey Kingdom (and beyond). I have a very workbook-resistant son, so we have to “sneak” the homeschooling in. Thankfully, there is so much to learn in these resources! Click below to download the Family Activity Packet and Educators Guide and sneak some learning in at your house too!
I’m not a huge “Save the Earth” type girl, though I do think we need to be taking care of what God has given us. So, I love that Disney always gives back from the proceeds from these movies. Check out all the amazing things they’ve been able to do:
How many days ’til you see it?