Disneynature Chimpanzee

2012

Disneynature Chimpanzee

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Chimpanzee often anthropomorphizes its subjects, but it's a beautifully filmed, remarkably intimate look at the lives of a family of primates.

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In theaters Earth Day 2012, Disneynature's newest True Life Adventure introduces Oscar, a baby chimp whose playful curiosity and zest for discovery light up the African forest until a twist of fate leaves Oscar to fend for himself with a little help from an unexpected ally. -- (C) Disneynature

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Critic Reviews for Disneynature Chimpanzee

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  • Words (narration by Tim Allen) and syrupy music let it down but it's still great to watch.

    May 3, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The final five minutes give location interviews with the hardworking camera crew, and this is the only time when this plasticky film comes alive.

    May 3, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Those hungering for rare footage of our cousins playing and foraging, fighting or fleeing are in for a number of treats.

    Apr 20, 2012 | Rating: 3/4
  • Of course, if you're a fan of old-school Disney True-Life Adventure tales like "Joker: The Amiable Ocelot," then you're used to this sort of sanitizing of the world's rougher edges.

    Apr 20, 2012 | Full Review…

    Alonso Duralde

    TheWrap
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  • Walt Disney himself couldn't have scripted "Chimpanzee" any better.

    Apr 20, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

    Newsday
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  • Resurrects some of the worst traits of the studio's True-Life Adventures series of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, dubiously shaping some amazing footage with cornball narration that relentlessly anthropomorphizes its simian subjects.

    Apr 20, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Disneynature Chimpanzee

For Oscar, every day is an adventure. 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.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

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This was really great. Rather snarky narration for a disney flick. Beautifully filmed and you'll only tear up a little bit. Probably.

Julie B
Julie B

Super Reviewer

A wonderful Earth Day gift from Disneynature. Chimpanzee is touching, enjoyable, and features incredible jungle footage with the neon mushrooms and the slowed down rain fall being the highlights. Chimpanzee is a great family film that's gentle enough without watering down the brutality of the animals' lives. Overall Rating: 84

Bradley J
Bradley J

Super Reviewer

With the recent collection of Disneynature films (African Cats, Oceans, Earth, etc.), they have added another film into the mix, which dives into the lives of chimpanzees. Can Chimpanzee carry the legacy of Disneynature's films? One thing it does well is that the cute charm of the chimpanzees might woo you in. It's one of the films main strengths, and you actually feel for the main character Oscar, and his antics throughout the film. The film is also pretty funny and has its fair share of surprising things you might notice. Tim Allen also does a good job as narrator, giving the chimpanzees character in certain situations. It is quite short at 72 minutes but the film makes use of its limited time, showcasing everything chimpanzees need to thrive and survive. Overall, a very pleasant family film, with some comedy, suspense and emotional moments thrown in.

Nathan Castro
Nathan Castro

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