Disneynature’s Chimpanzee swings into theaters on April 20, 2012, just in time to celebrate Earth Day. Chimpanzee has been on my to-see list since I saw the coming attraction last year. Keep an eye out for my review! I’ll be attending a screening with my family this weekend. The coming attraction moved me so I’m sure that I’ll be crying throughout the movie. ~Tee
U.S. Release Date: April 20, 2012
Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield
Producers: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield, Alix Tidmarsh
Executive producer: Don Hahn
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.
A portion of the film’s opening week proceeds will be donated to the Jane Goodall Institute for the “See Chimpanzee, Save Chimpanzees” program to help protect chimpanzees and their habitats.
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