Earth Day is tomorrow!!! Have you seen Disney Nature’s Monkey Kingdom? Well…if you have not you definitely should see this film.
When I learned we were invited to attend the screening at Disney Studios, I knew my son and daughter were going to be more than thrilled. After receiving our invitation we watched the trailer. While watching the trailer we oohed and awed. That was only the beginning because, when we finally got to see the movie we laughed oohed awed and shed a tear or two.
In the beginning all of these monkeys were more than adorable. I feel in love with Maya and her newborn son Kip. But, when we were introduced to the red faced, sisters I sat with my mouth open. Their behavior was unbelievable.
Many would think that only humans deal with the issues of class levels. Maya who was born as a bottom level monkey is treated poorly by the upper level monkeys (the sisters and their babies). As they sat high in their tree they had a high sense of entitlement. When Maya gave birth to her son Kip he quickly learned his place in the monkey kingdom as a bottom level monkey.
Maya deals with adversity and is strengthened by it. In the mean time the sisters are living a pampered life until things change and all of the monkeys are forced out of their kingdom and only the strong can survive. Maya who is strong mentally and physically is able to adapt to change. During this time all of the monkeys are on an equal level playing field and it is a humbling experience for the sisters. When they return to their kingdom, the tables drastically turn.
Monkey Kingdom reveals that there are different class levels even within the animal kingdom. It was funny to see that even with animals karma comes back around.
I absolutely loved this movie. There were times I would get frustrated but, this was their reality. Disneynature did an amazing job.
See MONKEY KINGDOM opening week (April 17-23) and Disneynature will make a donation in your honor to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats. Learn more at http://nature.disney.com/
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