Disneynature Chimpanzee Reviews

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March 18, 2020
Proof sometimes nature surprises even the experts
April 26, 2019
The people who make these movies are amazing.
November 9, 2018
I'm fairly certain chimpanzees aren't always as darling-or human-as depicted here, but it's nice to see a G-rated movie for once.
August 23, 2018
The House of Mouse have crafted an enjoyable, fun tale that might not be particularly scientific in its methods.
September 5, 2017
Though the Chucklevision script is clearly targeted at human cubs, the astonishing up-close chimp footage is a wow for all ages, if only us elders were allowed to enjoy it in peace.
May 10, 2013
It's beautifully photographed, whimsically narrated by Tim Allen and keeps completely schtum about the rough sex and the cannibalism.
May 5, 2013
As a primate primer for the younger end of the family market, Chimpanzee does a good job of inspiring awe in our closest cousins and doesn't stint on harsh "circle of life" lessons ...
May 5, 2013
The presentation makes one wince, and the most striking footage is some behind-the-scenes shots that accompany the credits.
May 5, 2013
Chimpanzees share 96 per cent of our DNA and a common Pan Prior ancestry. We'll bet they're embarrassed to admit as much when they see this.
May 4, 2013
With no sign of Tarzan there's little genuine drama in Chimpanzee and this film probably won't save any rainforests, but it's heartfelt, beautifully shot and you'll never use a nutcracker without thinking of little Oscar.
May 3, 2013
Cuteness proximity alert! Cuteness proximity alert!
May 3, 2013
Words (narration by Tim Allen) and syrupy music let it down but it's still great to watch.
May 3, 2013
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 2, 2013
Even by the standards of sentimental nature documentaries, Disney's Chimpanzee borders on the pathetic.
May 2, 2013
The chimpanzees play to their stereotype in this charming documentary that's beautiful to watch and often funny, however Tim Allen's jovial voiceover can be rather irritating after a while.
May 2, 2013
Clever editing enhances the drama, while time-lapse sequences and crystal-clear photography complete a captivating picture of jungle life.
April 30, 2013
Linfield and Fothergill, colleagues from the BBC Natural History unit, who worked together on the series Planet Earth, remain cheerful throughout. Their passion for Mother Nature shines through in every frame.
April 30, 2013
Scenes of chimps bending and weaving tree-branches to create makeshift beds, or the touching moments of Oscar's first attempt to climb a tree unaided will provoke wonder and fascination in adults and children alike.
April 28, 2013
Gives us a hero to root for, but it's not coy on the tougher side of the natural world either.
April 22, 2013
Chimpanzee intermittently veers into Disney-esque cheese - seriously, a 'bad' monkey named Scar? - but is otherwise a delight.
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