Each year, for the last four years, Disneynature has taken moviegoers deep into the world we occupy with films such as Disneynature Earth, the exciting Disneynature: African Cats and the enchanting Disneynature: Oceans (our favorite so far).
This year, on April 20th, just in time for Earth Day, Disneynature newest adventure springs to life, introducing Oscar, a young chimpanzee whose playful curiosity and zest for discovery light up the African forest until a twist of fate leaves Oscar to fend for himself.
About the plot
Oscar’s chimpanzee family—including his mom, Isha, and the group’s savvy leader, Freddy — navigates the complex territory of the forest as all chimps must until the unexpected happens. Oscar’s family is confronted by a rival band of chimpanzees and the little chimp is left all alone until a surprising ally steps in and changes his life forever.
About the film & Disneynature
The film is Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“African Cats” and “Earth”) and Mark Linfield (“Earth”), and narrated by Tim Allen (ABC’s “Last Man Standing”). Disneynature was launched in April 2008. Its mission is to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire, and educate theatrical audiences everywhere.
See the film & help save chimpanzees
Each year, Disneynature celebrates the release of their Earth Day nature film by supporting a worthwhile related cause. This year the company has joined forces with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) for a special “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” program. For every moviegoer who sees “Chimpanzee” during the film’s opening week (April 20-26, 2012), Disneynature will make a donation to JGI through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund in order to protect chimpanzees and their habitats.
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, says:
“The Jane Goodall Institute is proud to work so closely with Disneynature on the release of CHIMPANZEE. JGI has been working in Africa for almost 35 years following on from my research begun in 1960. We are thrilled to extend our impact and efforts through this collaboration to support and celebrate such a wonderful film. Together, we can truly make a difference and are thrilled to have Disneynature join our efforts to protect chimpanzee habitats, care for orphaned chimpanzees in the Republic of Congo and educate a new generation of young people and connect them to nature.”
- The film opens in North America on April 20, 2012. Check out Disneynature Chimpanzee to learn more about the movie.
- Tickets for groups of 20 or more are already available by calling 1-888-DISNEY6.
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- To get educational and fun activities for kids, as shown below, visit Disneynature’s education guide for free downloads.