Disneynature Chimpanzee

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

disneynature Chimpanzee (2012 Movie)

“Disneynature Chimpanzee” is a documentary film released in 2012 by Disneynature, a division of The Walt Disney Studios that specializes in creating nature-themed films. The film follows the true story of a young chimpanzee named Oscar and his journey in the jungles of the Ivory Coast in Africa.

Narrated by Tim Allen, “Disneynature Chimpanzee” introduces audiences to Oscar, a playful and curious baby chimpanzee, as he learns essential life skills from his mother, Isha. The film captures their daily activities, such as searching for food, interacting with other members of their community, and building nests for rest. The story takes an unexpected turn when Oscar’s community faces a crisis due to a rival group of chimpanzees, led by an aggressive male named Scar.

The film not only showcases the fascinating behaviors and intelligence of chimpanzees but also highlights the challenges they face in their natural habitat. It emphasizes the importance of family bonds and cooperation within the community for their survival.

As with other Disneynature films, “Disneynature Chimpanzee” was released around Earth Day, contributing to the company’s commitment to raising awareness about wildlife conservation and environmental issues. A portion of the proceeds from the film’s box office earnings was donated to the Jane Goodall Institute to support chimpanzee conservation efforts.

“Disneynature Chimpanzee” received critical acclaim for its breathtaking cinematography and heartwarming storytelling. It provides an educational and entertaining experience for audiences of all ages while promoting a deeper understanding of chimpanzees and the need for their protection in the wild.

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  • Type of Movie: Documentary
  • Box Office: $34.8 million
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  • Narrator: Tim Allen

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