D23’s Favorite Monkeys and Apes to Celebrate Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes in Theaters Now

By: Greg Gately

D23's Favorite Monkeys and Apes to Celebrate Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes in Theaters Now
D23’s Favorite Monkeys and Apes to Celebrate Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes in Theaters Now

D23’s Favorite Monkeys and Apes to Celebrate Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes in Theaters Now.

With Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes coming exclusively to theaters on Friday, May 10, it feels like a good time to visit all the wonderful, mischievous, and downright wacky monkeys and apes from the worlds of Disney!

From the White Apes of Barsoom to Abu and Monty Fiske, we think you’ll see the appeal… in all of them! So let’s get right into the D23 List

King Louie
The Jungle Book (1967)
Always having a swinging good time, King Louie is an ambitious but laid-back orangutan who wants to become human. He believes that capturing Mowgli and learning the secret of fire will help him achieve this goal.

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Abu
Aladdin (1992)
Abu, Aladdin’s loyal, feisty pet monkey, has a taste for mischief and shiny objects, which sometimes gets him into trouble. Despite his small size, Abu’s big personality plays a key role in Aladdin’s adventures throughout the city of Agrabah.

D23's Favorite Monkeys and Apes to Celebrate Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes in Theaters Now
D23’s Favorite Monkeys and Apes to Celebrate Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes in Theaters Now

Rafiki
The Lion King (1994)
Rafiki is a wise and mystical mandrill who serves as the shaman of the Pride Lands. Known for his deep spiritual insights, Rafiki ensures Simba achieves his destiny as king while banging on a head or two with his staff.

Kala
Tarzan (1999)
Kala is a kind-hearted gorilla who rescues and raises the left-behind human child who would become known as Tarzan as her own son. Her nurturing and understanding nature bridges the gap between Tarzan and his gorilla family.

Terk
Tarzan (1999)
Terk, short for Terkina, is a spirited and bossy gorilla who has been Tarzan’s best friend since childhood. She is protective of him and, despite her tough exterior, cares deeply about Tarzan’s well-being.

Lord Monkey Fist
Kim Possible (2002-2007)
Born Monty Fiske, Lord Monkey Fist is a recurring villain that always remembers Ron’s name! From being a British nobleman and renowned archaeologist to becoming obsessed with monkeys and mastering Tai Shing Pek Kwar, Monkey Fist believes himself to be a destined monkey master.

The Monkey
Toy Story 3 (2010)
“I’m watching you,” except, instead of it being Roz, it’s none other than the Lotso security guard with a pair of cymbals that’s on the lookout for any runaway toys! Between the loud screeching noise and those crashing cymbals, The Monkey is one to be wary of.

D23's Favorite Monkeys and Apes to Celebrate Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes in Theaters Now
D23’s Favorite Monkeys and Apes to Celebrate Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes in Theaters Now

Caesar
Planet of the Apes series (2011, 2014, 2017)
Raised by humans, Caesar gains enhanced intelligence from a drug designed to cure Alzheimer’s, which leads him to question his place in the world. As he grows, he fights for the rights and freedom of his fellow apes against human oppression and evolves into the wise, compassionate leader of the ape uprising, seeking peace and understanding between species.

D23's Favorite Monkeys and Apes to Celebrate Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes in Theaters Now
D23’s Favorite Monkeys and Apes to Celebrate Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes in Theaters Now

White Apes
John Carter (2012)
As tall as 15 feet, the White Ape is the most terrifying creature that resides on Mars (so you name it and think you know it). With a total of four massive arms, these powerful beasts have no rival on Barsoom and are feared even by the greatest Jeddaks.

Albert the Monkey
Mystic Manor (2013)
Lord Henry’s pet and traveling companion, Albert the Monkey’s mischievous side is what brings everything to life when he opens an enchanted music box in Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland.

D23’s Favorite Monkeys and Apes to Celebrate Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes in Theaters Now

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