Disney Nature’s Chimpanzee! A touching Story! #Disney #Movie #Review!

Hey All!

I recently got the opportunity to see the beautiful film Chimpanzee which follows a baby chimp named Oscar who’s mother, Isha, is suddenly killed. He’s left as an orphan and his future doesn’t look good until the leader of his chip tribe Freddy, steps up and adopts the chimp as his own. It’s a very touching and sentimental film that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. This is not something that happens often when a male adult chip will father a chimp that isn’t his.

When you first meet Freddy in the film you don’t get any fatherly vibes from him. He’s got a seen it all and know it all kind of attitude. He could care less about the baby chimps in his gang of chimps. He’s more concerned about the villain named Scar (the leader of a rival chimps) who wants to take over their nut groves. So hence why when Freddy begins to care for Oscar it’s very unexpected. He grooms, feeds, and shows Oscar the way to survive the forest.

It’s so adorable to see how this little baby Chimp mimics everything his new daddy does. The close-ups on the chimps are amazing since they capture the actual emotions of the chimps. Like when Freddy feeds, grooms and cuddles Oscar. You can see how devoted he is to him. You really get to see that love can exists in the animal world.

The movie itself is also visually stunning. I often wonder how they get these amazing shots and how much time it must take to make these Disney Nature Films. It’s narrated by Tim Allen and spoiler alert he does make his famous grunting sound as he narrates.

My family and I loved the film and it’s a great movie for the whole family!

Here is a little more about the Movie:

Disneynature takes moviegoers deep into the forests of Africa with “Chimpanzee,” a new True-Life Adventure introducing an adorable young chimp named Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph. Oscar’s playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Working together, Oscar’s chimpanzee family—including his mom, Isha, and the group’s savvy leader, Freddy — navigates the complex territory of the forest.

The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimps, who’d rather make mayhem than join their parents for an afternoon nap. But when Oscar’s family is confronted by a rival band of chimps, he is left to fend for himself until a surprising ally steps in and changes his life forever. Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“African Cats” and “Earth”) and Mark Linfield (“Earth”), “Chimpanzee” swings into theaters on Earth Day 2012.

· “Chimpanzee” is the fourth release for Disneynature, the first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years. The label was launched in April 2008 to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to capture a variety of wildlife subjects and stories.

· The first three releases under the Disneynature label—“Earth,” “Oceans” and “African Cats”—are among the top four highest grossing feature-length nature films of all time.

· Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife documentary filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, including “Seal Island” (1948), “Beaver Valley” (1950), “The Living Desert” (1953) and “Jungle Cat” (1958). The films earned eight Academy Awards®.

In theaters Earth Day 2012!

Also check out this “Making Of” Featurette below!

And this “Savor the Flavor” Clip!

And last but not least here are some fun activity sheets, games and printable masks so your kids can learn more about Chimpanzee’s in a fun way! Just click the picture below to download.

I hope you get a chance to see Chimpanzee this Earth Day!

***Disclosure: I was not compensated or paid in any way for this post. I attended a free screening of it and I am sharing this for the benefit of my readers. All opinions are my own.***