Disney’s Monkey Kingdom Blu-ray doesn’t, um, monkey around

Sep 15, 2015- Permalink

I’ve always been a sucker for Disney’s nature films and Monkey Kingdom doesn’t change that. Narrated by Tina Fey, the story follows Maya, a resourceful mother monkey who works hard to keep her son Kip safe from all the dangers and adventures the jungle holds.

The 1.85:1 1080p is beautiful and easily transports you to Maya and Kip’s world. Colours win across the board, with natural hues in the forest and excellent earth tones. Textures are also amazing from the hairs on the monkeys to the dirt, rocks and leaves. The whole Blu-ray transfer serves the excellent Disneynature cinematography.

On the audio side, we get an English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track as well as French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. The disc also offers English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. The narration from Tina Fey is clean and easily understood. The surround tracks immerse us into the very real world of Maya and Kip, letting us hear the rushing waters, rustling leaves and distant animal calls while also making effective use of the low-frequency channels.

The Monkey Kingdom Blu-ray also comes with a handful of extras. They are:

  • A Special Thank You from Disneynature
  • Tales From The Kingdom
  • On The Set of Monkey Kingdom with Jane Goodall and Wolfgang Dittus
  • Disneynature Monkey Kingdom: The Conservation Story
  • “It’s Our World” Music Video Performed by Jacquie Lee

You’ll not go wrong adding Monkey Kingdom to your collection.