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Disneynature's 'Monkey Kingdom' swings with the best of them

Disneynature's 'Monkey Kingdom' swings with the best of them

Who can say no to a monkey movie?

Resistance proves particularly futile when the production in question is as amusingly fascinating as "Monkey Kingdom," the latest entry from the ever-engaging Disneynature series of wildlife documentaries.

Co-directed by Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill, who previously teamed on "Earth" and "Chimpanzee," the production trains a penetrating lens on the remarkably expressive toque macaques of Sri Lanka, especially a soulful 8-year-old female named Maya who had the misfortune of being born at the bottom of a highly regimented social hierarchy.

The film offers a valuable life lesson in the powers of...

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