Good Disney Nature movie! Gorgeously filmed and just the right length to keep smaller ones from getting bored, I was amazed at the footage that the filmmakers got of these chimps. I am one of those who has trouble leaving the primate area of the zoo and it does make you marvel at their similarities with humans.You'll feel like you just went on a trip to the rain forest of Africa, and I can't imagine a child or teen not liking this. Or an adult for that matter.
Oscar, a baby chimpanzee is enjoying his life with his mother in the jungles along the Ivory Coast. Without warning, young Oscar is tragically orphaned during an attack from a rival group of chimpanzees. Afterwards, he attempts to survive on his own, and to be accepted by the other chimps. But Oscar struggles, until he is surprisingly adopted by the Alpha Male of his group.
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Kids and adults will enjoy it even though Tim Allen doesn't cut it as the narrator.
I have been a fan of Disneynature films, from Earth to Oceans, but Chimpanzee was just a bunch of garbage. Obviously Disney dumbed down this film so that it will be more loved for younger audiences, and you can tell when the more intense scenes come in. What the producers did was hide the cameras behind the trees so the audience, or should I say, the kids, see chimps killing each other. THIS IS DUMBED-DOWN GARBAGE THAT NOBODY IN THE ENTIRE WORLD WOULD PAY TO SEE! THIS IS WORSE THAN THE IDIOCRACY MADE IN THE HUNGER GAMES!
Another problem with this movie is Tim Allan's narration. Although I find Tim to be a funny actor, he wasn't that convincing as a narrator. All he did was make dumb, cheesy, stupid jokes and use his famous grunt. Where's James Earl Jones when you need him?
Although Chimpanzee is garbage, I was impressed with the cinematography in some scenes. For instance, a rainstorm scene appears in slow-motion seeing the wonderfulness of the beautiful earth we live in.
Despite that, I thought that Chimpanzee is a dumb, boring, stupid, and uninspiring movie that should be avoided at all costs.