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Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees (2002)




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This film is a giant screen journey into the hearts, minds and world of wild chimpanzees with the world's most famous field researcher, Dr. Jane Goodall. The film chronicles Dr. Goodall's more than 40 years of legendary work among the chimps at Gombe Park on Lake Tanganyka in Africa. Viewers will be led by Dr. Goodall, as well as the new generation of young researchers, into the daily lives of the now famous Gombe chimp families; Fifi and sons Freud and the turbulent alpha male Frodo, along with Gremlin, Gaia and the endearing Galahad.


Jane Goodall
as Narrator
Marc Strange
as Narrator

Critic Reviews for Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4)

It is interesting and fun to see Goodall and her chimpanzees on the bigger-than-life screen.

March 21, 2003 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Both a beautifully made nature film and a tribute to a woman whose passion for this region and its inhabitants still shines in her quiet blue eyes.

January 17, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/4

[W]hile long on amiable monkeys and worthy environmentalism, Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees is short on the thrills the oversize medium demands.

October 31, 2002

This is one IMAX film that doesn't overdo the narration or the drama, but it's also a pretty laid-back documentary which could be watched on TV %u2013 it doesn't have the movie-making excitement of, say, Deep Sea 3D.

July 21, 2006 | Full Review…

It opens up a little corner of the world that even casual observers had long ago heard about but have rarely seen.

October 22, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Will you go ape over this movie? Well, it probably won't have you swinging from the trees hooting it's praises, but it's definitely worth taking a look.

April 25, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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