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Disney’s MONKEY KINGDOM Is Doing Big Things

Thanks to all of the amazing moviegoers who went out to see MONKEY KINGDOM on opening weekend the film was able to do some big thinks to help out conservation projects in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Indonesia. As part of the program Disneynature committed a portion of the opening weekend proceeds to Conservation International through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund in support of conservation projects including:

  • Programs working across 1 million acres of some of the world’s most biologically diverse ecosystems
  • Protection of important habitats for thousands of species, including 29 different types of primates and other wildlife such as Asian elephants, Javan leopards, sun bears and the giant ibis
  • Planting thousands of trees to create a “green wall” that protects two major national parks and a watershed that provides fresh water to more than 30 million people
  • Educating visitors, community members and school children about the importance of local conservation of nearby endangered habitat
  • Ranger training and patrols to monitor and protect 185 acres of endangered forests
  • Operation of a gibbon rescue-and-rehabilitation center

Paul Baribault, Vice President, Marketing, Walt Disney Studios said:

“Disneynature films are created to entertain and engage audiences while contributing in a meaningful way to the planet, and Monkey Kingdom succeeds in both. With these films, Disney is proud to support the work of leading organizations like Conservation International in preserving our natural world for future generations.”

The efforts didn’t stop there. The Disney Store committed a portion of sales of the Maya and Kip character stuffed animals to Conservation International. The Disney Music Group will contribute 20% of the purchase price of each single track download of Jacquie Lee’s “It’s Our World” song from the film to Conservation International. Regal Entertainment Group supported a gift card program in conjunction with MONKEY KINGDOM that resulted in a contribution to Conservation International: www.regmovies.com. New York jewelry designer Alex Woo designed eco-friendly pendants inspired by the film, available in Sterling Silver & 14kt Gold—a portion of each sale benefits Conservation International.

Don’t forget to check out The Movie Chickk’s very own Krisily Kennedy reviewing MONKEY KINGDOM for Regal Cinemas, Monday Morning Critic. To learn more about the work Disneynature is supporting with Conservation International, go to: www.conservation.org/MonkeyKingdom.

Krisily Kennedy is just a chickk who loves movies and talking about them. Owner and founder of The Movie Chickk a place for chickks who love film and guys who love chickks who love film.

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