This year, on April 20th, Disneynature’s newest movie adventure, Chimpanzee popped into theaters. The film introduces families to little Oscar, a young chimpanzee who is left to fend for himself when his family is attacked until Oscar receives some amazing help from a new buddy.
If you’re interested in learning more about this movie head over to Light Green Stairs – where my pal Peggy posted part of an interview with Jane Goodall – Ph.D., DBE, Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace. Peggy recently had the pleasure of talking with Goodall about what makes this movie so astounding. For example, Goodall notes that it’s pretty much “unprecedented” that an alpha male chimpanzee would adopt an orphaned chimp. Yet, as Disneynature captured on film, that’s exactly what happened in this case. Amazing!
Peggy posted all sorts of other fun facts about this movie, so be sure to check out her interview.
You still have a chance to help save chimps:
As I noted before, if you see Chimpanzee opening week opening week (April 20-26, 2012) Disneynature will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) for a special “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” program sponsored through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. All funds will help protect chimpanzees and their habitats.
UPDATE: Peggy, in the comments below notes that the donation period has been expanded to May 3rd.
Important – if you want your movie experience to count, you’ve got two more days before the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” program ends. So, pack up those kiddos and head to the movies after school.