Life is an adventure for Maya and Kip, the mother-and-son duo swinging into theaters on Earth Day. Stars of Disneynature’s new feature film Monkey Kingdom, the blonde-bobbed monkeys must use their cunning and resourcefulness to reclaim their idyllic home among ancient ruins in the jungles of South Asia. The exiles embark on a mission to defeat the nefarious monkeys that ousted them from Castle Rock.
Why should we Giive a (bleep)? Because these tree-dwelling, dry-nosed primates are making use of what humans left behind. Because these sociable bipeds are teaming with a mongoose, predatory leopards and monitor lizards to accomplish their goals. Because as a thriving m0nkey population goes, so do we. First into space. Spiritual icon. Service animal to quadriplegics. Where the (bleep) would we be without them?
Monkey Kingdom is directed by Mark Linfield and opens nationwide April 17, 2015.