It is tradition for my family to go to the theater on Earth Day weekend and see Disneynature’s new film. It started in 2009 when my oldest was five. He was in awe during the entire showing of “Earth” and talked about it for weeks to come. We followed it with “Oceans,” “African Cats” and in 2012 the who could resist falling in love with the adorable Oscar in “Chimpanzee?” Although I loved “Wings of Life,” my kiddos loved watching the silly antics of the cubs in “Bears” and my little monkeys are definitely excited to see “Monkey Kingdom.”
Disneynature does such an extraordinary job of showing you the world around you. They take you to far off places and show you the wonder and magic of life on this Earth — in true Disney form. In “Monkey Kingdom” we follow the adventures of the adorable and smart blonde-bobbed monkey, Maya, in South East Asia. The story follows Maya and her family and her struggles and accomplishments as she introduces her son, Kip, into the world. The movie continues the Disneynature theme of preservation and education and I am sure will be a feel good movie your whole family will love. Take a look at the latest trailer and see for yourself.
Although we are always anxious to see the Disneynature movies as soon as possible, another reason we always go opening weekend is that a portion of the proceeds goes to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. Through donations made in the last few years, just through opening week attendance, Disney has been able to plant millions of trees in Brazil, establish and protect 40,000 acres in The Bahamas, protect 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya, protect nearly 130,000 acres of Chimpanzee habitat and more! They have educated countless individuals, cared for numerous animals and supported several conservation projects across the globe. You can use the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Google Earth App to explore all of projects they have supported. We love spending time as a family, watching a great film and doing our small part to protect the earth and the wildlife on it.
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