"Monkey Kingdom" hits theaters this weekend, and Disneynature is giving back.
See "Monkey Kingdom" opening week (April 17-23) and Disneynature will make a donation in your honor to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats. For more information, visit Disney.com/monkeykingdom.
Narrated by Tina Fey, the true-life adventure is set among ancient ruins in the jungles of South Asia. The film follows Maya, a clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey. She welcomes her son, Kip, and she's determined to give her son a leg up in the world. But when their home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya's whole family is forced to relocate. Other characters include a mongoose, langur monkeys, leopards and lizards.
In an effort to broaden the impact of conservation programs beyond the film, a few collaborators have created exclusive products and programs in celebration of the release of "Monkey Kingdom." These all give to Conservation International:
-- Designer Alex Woo created a film-inspired "Love Monkey” pendant for which a portion of each purchase benefits Conservation International. (alexwoo.com)
-- Disney Store, home to Maya and Kip plush, will contribute to Conservation International for each film-inspired plush sold between March 13-May 14. Disney Store will also give a free reusable “Monkey Kingdom” shopping bag with any purchase made on Earth Day (April 22).
-- Disney Music Group will contribute to Conservation International with the sale of each single downloaded of Jacquie Lee’s “It’s Our World” between April 14-May 12.
-- For every monkey costume unlocked, Club Penguin will make a donation. (clubpenguin.com/earth-month)