Friday, April 20, 2012

DisneyNature's Chimpanzee - Movie Review

I was lucky enough to be invited to the advanced screening last week of DisneyNature's newest film, Chimpanzee. Chimpanzee follows the life of Oscar, a young chimp, and his life with his large family living in the African rain forests. The movie had amazing and beautiful footage, often capturing scenes that will make your jaw drop. Chimpanzee offers viewers a glimpse of what life is like for chimpanzees in the wild, the struggles to find food, as well as shows how intelligent chimpanzees are, using makeshift tools. The film is narrated by Tim Allen, and weaves a story of Oscar and his family and a rival group of chimpanzees, led by Scar (The Lion King much?), who is after the nut groves. Like previous films by DisneyNature, I thought Chimpanzee was a fun, family friendly movie. It was certainly educational - I learned a few things about chimps I never knew. The footage itself is something to be admired, and besides, who doesn't like a fun romp through the African jungles? 

A portion of ticket sales during the opening week of Chimpanzee will be donated to the Jane Goodall Institute to protect chimpanzees and their habitat Chimpanzee is out everywhere in theatres today, April 20th.

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