In just a few short weeks, I’ll be screening the newest Disneynature movie, Monkey Kingdom, while I’m in LA for a Disney press trip. I got hooked on the Disneynature films several years ago when my family and I saw African Cats, and I vowed to see each subsequent one in the theater after that. Then shortly after, I was able to interview the people behind the making of Chimpanzee and gained a whole new appreciation for these movies.
Sometimes truth really is more fascinating than fiction.
In anticipation of Monkey Kingdom, I’ve got a family activity pack as well as an educator’s guide full of educational information, games, and activities based on the new movie. These Monkey Kingdom printables are perfect for homeschooling families, teachers, and kids who love to expand on the things that they learn about on TV and in movies (that’s how my kids are…and how I have been since I was a kid, too!)
To print any of the activity sheets, simply click on the cover images below to download the PDFs to your computer, and then click print. Easy peasy!
Black and white educator’s guide:
About Monkey Kingdom:
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. For more information about the film and the conservation program, go to www.disney.com/monkeykingdom.
Did You Know?
- For every ticket sold opening week (April 17-23, 2015), Disneynature will make a donation to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats.
- “Monkey Kingdom” is the sixth theatrical release for Disneynature, the first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years. The label was launched in April 2008 to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to capture a variety of wildlife subjects and stories.
- The first five big-screen releases under the Disneynature label—“Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats,” “Bears” and “Chimpanzee”—are among the top six highest grossing feature-length nature films of all time.
- Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife documentary filmmaking, producing 13 True Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, including “Seal Island” (1948), “Beaver Valley” (1950), “The Living Desert” (1953) and “Jungle Cat” (1958). The films earned eight Academy Awards®.
Connect with Disneynature and Monkey Kingdom
- Like Disneynature on Facebook: Facebook.com/Disneynature
- Follow Disneynature on Twitter: Twitter.com/Disneynature
- Follow Disneynature on Tumbler: Disneynature.tumblr.com/
- Follow Disneynature on Instagram: Instagram.com/disneynature
- Visit the official MONKEY KINGDOM website: Nature.disney.com/monkey-kingdom
MONKEY KINGDOM opens in theaters everywhere on April 17th!
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