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Release Date: April 17th, 2015

DVD Release Date: September 15th, 2015

G|1 hr 22 min

Plot Summary
In South Asia, Maya the monkey and her son Kip struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the troop at Castle Rock. When neighboring monkeys take over their home, Maya's whole troop is forced to relocate. She uses her ingenuity to lead the members of her extended family to untapped resources amid strange new creatures and unfamiliar surroundings. Ultimately, the entire troop must work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya hopes her son will have a bright future.

Cast: Tina Fey

Director: Mark Linfield, Alastair Fothergill

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Disneynature, Crazy Ape, Silverback Films

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Mother, Intense, 2010s, Survival, Family, Quest, Fascinating, Love, Emotional

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  • The narration is overused, but at least Fey makes an engaging hostess. show more

  • There’s enough genuinely affecting footage of its troop of primate performers doing what comes naturally to make it memorable and moving. show more

  • The film boasts all the cinematic strengths we’ve come to expect from the animal-focused nonfic label... But director Mark Linfield’s film is also distinguished by its fascinating focus on the rigid but not immutable social hierarchy of the macaque world, as well as a smartly structured story of repression, rebellion, and triumph. show more

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