Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever, resourceful, blond-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 on the social ladder. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya's whole family is forced to relocate, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to lead them to untapped resources amid 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 cast of characters, including a mischievous mongoose, simple-minded langur monkeys, predatory leopards, and monitor lizards, Monkey Kingdom is directed by Mark Linfield (Chimpanzee, Earth) and codirected 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, the Shrek movies), Disneynature’s eighth True Life Adventure—the follow-up to 2014’s Bears—swings into theaters April 17, 2015.