Chimpanzee is a documentary about a community of chimpanzees living in the African rainforest and led by the alpha male, Fred. The chimps are playful and curious as they live their life. They seem human-like not only in their appearance but in how they nurture and care for their infants. This film shows the intelligence of the chimps by the way they incorporate tools into their daily life.
The film focuses on a curious, baby chimp named Oscar. When a rival tribe of chimpanzees fights Fred’s group over territory, Oscar is forced into a new situation. This fighting often happens between tribes of chimps and other monkeys because of a shortage of food in their territory. In this touching story, Oscar finds an unlikely chimp to help him learn essential skills so he can be independent. Some very funny parts come in the movie when Oscar starts trying his luck at cracking nuts.
In the Disneynature movie, Chimpanzee, the only actors are animals as they exist in nature. Since the animals can not speak there is a lot of narration going on in the background done by Tim Allen. He goes from giving you facts about the chimpanzees to bringing them to life by talking through them!
Whether you are drawn to this movie by the beautiful forests or the chimps you will enjoy it. Chimpanzee is rated G although there are three intense scenes that could scare younger children. The violence is implied but not really shown and it happens quickly.
This movie is great family movie! I really like how the film shows the chimps up close and you see their different personalities. The audience contained all different ages and everyone seemed to enjoy it based on the laughter and clapping. Warning this movie might make people fall in love with chimps! Chimpanzee opens everywhere April 20th. If you see Chimpanzee through April 26th Disneynature will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute to help save chimpanzees and their habitats.