‘Now Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack’
About: Disneynature’s CHIMPANZE
Our Thoughts: Nature films give the viewer a chance to set their eyes on places that most of us will never see in real-life. Disneynature’s amazing team of filmmakers once again give us a chance, this time traveling deep into the forests of Africa with “Chimpanzee”. Not only do we get to witness an amazing far off place, we also witness the amazing, entertaining and loveable life of Oscar and his chimpanzee family. Adorable only begins to describe the characteristics of Oscar. Extraordinary only begins to describe his family’s bond and adventures. We were deeply moved and entertained by both the playful nature, interesting personalities and deep connections these animals exhibit. We were also moved by the unlikely situation that arose after a conflict with a rival gang of chimps. These amazing creatures showed intelligence and teamwork that we did not know existed at this level.
All of this amazing action was captured by Disneynature’s High Definition cameras that really brought out the subtle beauty that is hidden in the complex territory of the African forest. You will be impressed with the detail and depth of this fantastic film. The whole experience is truly remarkable. Also, Tim Allen does one of the best narratives in a film that we have ever heard. His comedic prowess accentuated and enlightened this wonderful movie. Allen also helped to provide an air of suspense especially during the scenes depicting the conflict that arose leaving Oscar in his unique situation.
Disneynature does a supreme job of keeping this totally family friendly, avoiding any graphic depictions of the real life violence and tragedy that can happen in nature. My family highly recommends adding “Chimpanzee” to your movie collection. I’d love to see a follow-up to this movie! Where is Oscar now?
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• “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees”—This feature details the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” conservation program and how for every copy of the film purchased until August 27, 2012, Disneynature will make a donation to JGI to protect chimpanzees today and tomorrow. The feature also includes an interview with Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace.
• Disney’s Friends for Change—This feature highlights Disney’s Friends for Change, a program that showcases steps that kids and families can take to make a positive impact on the world and the people and animals that live there.
• Disney’s Conservation Legacy—This feature provides a look at the conservation efforts that Disney sponsors around the world.
BLU-RAY: Everything on the DVD, plus …
• ON LOCATION: THE MAKING OF “CHIMPANZEE” is a series of exciting short features that delve further into the incredible lengths the filmmakers went to tell the story of Oscar and his chimpanzee family.
o 30 Years in the Making—The story of the team of researchers who have been observing chimpanzees in the Ivory Coast for 30 years.
o The Heart of the “Chimpanzee”—A behind-the-scenes look at how and why the film was made.
o Piece of the Puzzle—A cameraman’s two-hour daily trek through the forest to get to the chimpanzees.
o Don’t Blame the Tool—An observation of the chimpanzees’ daily lives and how they use rocks as tools to prepare their food.
o Scar’s Army—An inside look at the struggles between the film’s two rival chimpanzee groups who share the same forest home.
o Camp Invaders—A featurette on all the creepy, crawly creatures found at the filmmakers’ forest camp.
o Forest of Bees—A feature detailing how the crew spent two days wading through a sea of bees that inhabited their filming location in order to capture 20 seconds of footage.
• “Rise” Music Video—A music video featuring Hollywood Records recording artists McClain Sisters who wrote and performed the inspirational song that plays during the film’s end credits.
• Behind the Scenes of “Rise”—An inside look at McClain Sisters music video shoot.
Suggested Retail Prices: Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) = $39.99 U.S. and $46.99
Feature Run Time: Approx. 78 Minutes Rating: G (U.S. and Canada)
GIVEAWAY: One (1) That’s IT Mommy reader will receive Disneynature CHIMPANZE
* We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. Tee received the combo pack from PR free of charge to facilitate this review. Giveaway item will be provided by sponsor. Sponsor has the right to refuse filling prize for duplicate winners from other blogs. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.
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