• Sat. Sep 30th, 2023

“Monkey Kingdom” is a nature documentary film directed by and . The film follows the story of Maya, a toque macaque monkey who lives in the ancient ruins of a South Asian temple with her family. When their home is taken over by a rival group of monkeys, Maya and her family must fight to regain control and establish their place in the social hierarchy.


“Monkey Kingdom” is a visually stunning and engaging nature documentary that combines breathtaking footage of macaque monkeys with an engaging story of survival and family dynamics. The film's direction by and is top-notch, and the cinematography captures the lush beauty of the jungle environment. The narration by Tina Fey is entertaining and informative, and the film's depiction of the complex social structures of macaque monkeys is fascinating. “Monkey Kingdom” is a must-watch for fans of nature documentaries and those who appreciate the wonders of the natural world.


“Monkey Kingdom” was nominated for several awards, including Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Critics' Choice Documentary Awards and Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Film at the 2016 Emmy Awards.


“Monkey Kingdom” was well-received by audiences upon its release in 2015, and it has remained popular among fans of nature documentaries. The film's engaging story and stunning visuals make it a must-watch for anyone who loves the natural world and wants to learn more about the fascinating lives of macaque monkeys. “Monkey Kingdom” is a wonderful addition to the canon of nature documentaries, and it is a testament to the beauty and complexity of the natural world.

Directed by ,
Produced by ,
Narrated by Tina Fey
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
Cinematography Martyn ColbeckGavin Thurston
Edited by Andy Netley
Disneynature Silverback Films
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date April 17, 2015 (United States)
Running time 82 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5–10 million
Box office $17.1 million

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