'Monkey Kingdom' Is Best When It's All Monkeys All The Time

April 16, 2015 9:03 PM

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As much fun as a tree full of toque macaques, Monkey Kingdom is arguably the most entertaining of Disneynature's eight features. But purists will recoil as soon as The Monkees theme enters, and there are times when the story told by narrator Tina Fey probably doesn't reflect the extraordinary images directors Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill captured.

Disneynature movies are often described as documentaries, and perhaps nothing in Monkey Kingdom was staged. The film accurately describes the hierarchical social structure of the toque macaque, a species found only in Sri Lanka and endangered because of habitat destruction. Still, some of the camera...

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