Semi dark Animated movie where an ape kills another to gain control of the tribe.

Ok so after searching what to me felt like the entire internet I’ve come here.
I’m looking for a cartoon/animated movie from the 70-90 (sry i know that’s 30 years).


It is in colour and has a “western” feel to it, as opposed to asian.

Plotwise it’s about a tribe of apes/monkies living in the jungle in some “village” made in the trees.
The movie starts out with one of the monkies killing the “leader” to take control of the tribe. The protagonist in the story is a young monkey/ape (possibly the son of the one who got killed) who will end up exposing that the ape killed the leader.

The place where the leader of the tribe lives is kinda inside a cave or tunnel in a tree (I’m not sure).

The scene where the leader is killed is, if I remember correctly, the first scene. I think you see the red evening sky over a black jungle and then pan down.
Then you see the scene where this ape kills the other (maybe with a rock?) near a hollow tree lying on the ground.

some of this might be wrong if I don’t remember it correctly.

It’s NOT:

-The Jungle Book.

-Planet of the Apes.


-King Kong.

Please help figure this out, I’ve been searching for this one for waay too long now.

4 thoughts on “Semi dark Animated movie where an ape kills another to gain control of the tribe.

  1. it could be “a monkey’s tale” if my memory is failing me and i’m mixing stuff up. the society in the woods in this movie resembles what i’m looking for, most of the plot do too but it’s missing the scene where the one monkey kills the other. so like this one but different. Hope this helps.

    1. No sorry there weren’t any humans in it as far as i remember. And it’s much more in the style of the movie i mentioned in the comment above. much darker and more sad then what you suggested. Thanks for the post tho.

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