Ready for your day to get a whole lot cuter? Disney has released a new trailer for Monkey Kingdom, the latest in the series of documentaries from Disneynature. With their previous films Earth, Oceans, African Cats, Bears, and Chimpanzee, Disneynature has turned Earth Day into a cinematic event by delivering riveting, stunningly photographed films year after year . For Monkey Kingdom, Disneynature headed to the jungles of South Asia to follow Maya, a clever blonde-bobbed monkey, her newborn son Kip, and their extended family after their home, Castle Rock, is taken over by a powerful family of neighboring monkeys. Forced to relocate, Maya and her monkey family must adapt to their strange new surroundings until they can reclaim their home.
Hit the jump to check out the new Monkey Kingdom trailer. The film opens on Earth Day, April 17th, and for every ticket purchased during opening weekend Disneynature will make donation to Conservation international to help protect endangered species.
Here’s the official synopsis for 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 is forced to relocate, where she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to lead them to 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 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 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.