Earth Day 2012 is today, April 20th and Disneynature released itsâ€™ latest film in the series called, Chimpanzee. The film is the story of a young chimpanzeeÂ named Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph.
Oscarâ€™s playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Working together, Oscarâ€™s chimpanzee familyâ€”including his mom, Isha, and the groupâ€™s savvy leader, Freddy â€” navigates the complex territory of the forest.
The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimpanzees, whoâ€™d rather make mayhem than join their parents for an afternoon nap. But when Oscarâ€™s family is confronted by a rival band of chimpanzees, he is left to fend for himself until a surprising ally steps in and changes his life forever.
It is narrated by Tim Allen from the Toy Story series andÂ the ABC television show â€œLast Man Standingâ€ and directed by Alastair Forthegrill. â€œMaking a film about chimpanzees for the big screen represents an exciting challenge because no one has really done it before,â€ says Fothergill. â€œThis film is an amazing chance to take audiences into the middle of the rainforest with all its incredible sights and sounds and let them see chimpanzees as they have never been seen before.â€
The film is an amazing story of friendship, family, love, loss and the strength to survive. As you follow Oscars journey you can see how close humans are to chimpanzees on the screen and how important they are to nature. The images on the screen are so crisp and beautiful and lends into the background of the story. As your watching the film the story is so well done that you get lost into the film and before you know it is over and you want to learn more about Oscar. I was deeply loved the film especially when you get to the end of the film you leave the theater with a new sense of vision of the world and how we need to do our best to keep our planet clean. During the credits of the film you see the hard work the crew put in to make this film possible.
“Chimpanzee” is a wonderfully directed film in the traditional of the Disneynature films that have been shot over the years. “Chimpanzee” opens today and if you have the opportunity to see the film please do so. On opening week a portion of the money earned will be given to the Jane Goodall Institute through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund in order to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. In 1960 their was nearly a million chimpanzees in the wild, now only fifth of them remain today.