HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Bud Entertainment, the creators of the beloved 'Air Bud' and 'Buddies' films is proud debut an all-new family movie, MONKEY UP, on Digital HD January 19, 2106 and DVD February 2, 2016. A hilarious and heartwarming movie for the whole family, MONKEY UP stars 'Crystal' the adorable and multi-talented Capuchin monkey that audiences have fallen in love with in dozens of films including those in the The Hangover and Night at the Museum franchises. The exciting new adventure introduces Crystal's character 'Monty' -- the star of Monkey Up energy drink commercials...who dreams of breaking out of advertising to become an A list player on the Hollywood scene.
Marking the first time Crystal the monkey has landed a starring role, the film has been rated 'Family Friendly' by The Dove Foundation. This recognition is awarded to movies, DVDs, made for TV movies and specials, books and other entertainment products that portray and encourage positive values.
The creative force behind the #1 live-action, direct-to-video movies in the family category for decades, MONKEY UP is produced by Air Bud Entertainment, the production team that has entertained generations with their hugely popular Air Bud and Air Buddies movies. MONKEY UP will be released through Air Bud Entertainment's partnership with Alchemy, the leading independent film and television distributor.
Joining MONKEY UP primate star Crystal, are John Ratzenberger (TV's Cheers, all Pixar films), David Milchard (YouTube sensation Convos with my 2-Year Old), Danny Woodburn (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2), Erin Allin O'Reilly (Dumb and Dumber to), Jonathan Mangum (House at the end of the Drive) and Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect 2) who lends his voice to Crystal the monkey in her role as 'Monty.' MONKEY UP is directed by Robert Vince. It is written by Robert Vince, Anna McRoberts, Kirsten Hansen and Mary Pocrnic. Produced by Anna McRoberts.
Exciting promotional partners supporting the MONKEY UP release include Riviana Foods' Success® Rice, Diana's Bananas Inc., Flatout Flatbread, and Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy Stores.
Meet Monty -- a precocious actor, spokesperson and… a talking Capuchin Monkey! He's the face of the energy drink, 'Monkey Up,' but he dreams of becoming the first award-winning monkey movie star. When the greedy owner of Monkey Up has other plans for Monty, the chase is on! He escapes with the help of his new family, the Andrews, and his hilarious primate siblings, Mort, Mooner, and Melody in an uproarious chase that proves Monty really is the 'fast and the furriest'. Together they help Monty discover that fame and fortune come and go, but family is forever!
MONKEY UP is rated 'PG' by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
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About Air Bud Entertainment
Air Bud Entertainment (ABE) is the company behind the beloved AIR BUD and BUDDIES franchise. For nearly 20 years, the AIR BUD and BUDDIES films have become an established and trusted family brand. ABE created the four-paw icon of this generation, which has become part of our social fabric across generations of children, parents and grandparents. ABE's exciting new movies will be available across numerous multi-media and digital platforms. Fans can also watch exclusive programming on the recently launched Air Bud TV including original, all new short form content and TV series, in addition to sneak peaks of their adorable family-friendly films. Please visit and subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHAL_UurzMKDyrpddriiuXA
Alchemy is the largest independent distributor of film and television content across all platforms and windows in North America, specializing in the highest quality content. Alchemy develops tailored distribution strategies for the top family entertainment companies and brands, from theatrical release to DVD, digital, VOD, and television. The company has distributed works ranging from some the most well know known franchises to those of the finest independent filmmakers in the business. The company is the industry's largest physical distributor outside of the major studios and Lionsgate, representing the majority of non-studio content at Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Sam's Club and is the leading independent supplier to digital platforms including iTunes and Netflix.
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