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Disneynature Chimpanzee (2012)



Critic Consensus: Chimpanzee often anthropomorphizes its subjects, but it's a beautifully filmed, remarkably intimate look at the lives of a family of primates.

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In theaters Earth Day 2012, Disneynature's newest True Life Adventure introduces Oscar, a baby chimp whose playful curiosity and zest for discovery light up the African forest until a twist of fate leaves Oscar to fend for himself with a little help from an unexpected ally. -- (C) Disneynature

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Critic Reviews for Disneynature Chimpanzee

All Critics (98) | Top Critics (41)

Though the Chucklevision script is clearly targeted at human cubs, the astonishing up-close chimp footage is a wow for all ages, if only us elders were allowed to enjoy it in peace.

September 5, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Chimpanzees share 96 per cent of our DNA and a common Pan Prior ancestry. We'll bet they're embarrassed to admit as much when they see this.

May 5, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Words (narration by Tim Allen) and syrupy music let it down but it's still great to watch.

May 3, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The final five minutes give location interviews with the hardworking camera crew, and this is the only time when this plasticky film comes alive.

May 3, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Even by the standards of sentimental nature documentaries, Disney's Chimpanzee borders on the pathetic.

May 2, 2013 | Full Review…

Gives us a hero to root for, but it's not coy on the tougher side of the natural world either.

April 28, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Disneynature Chimpanzee

For Oscar, every day is an adventure. Good Disney Nature movie! Gorgeously filmed and just the right length to keep smaller ones from getting bored, I was amazed at the footage that the filmmakers got of these chimps. I am one of those who has trouble leaving the primate area of the zoo and it does make you marvel at their similarities with humans.You'll feel like you just went on a trip to the rain forest of Africa, and I can't imagine a child or teen not liking this. Or an adult for that matter. Oscar, a baby chimpanzee is enjoying his life with his mother in the jungles along the Ivory Coast. Without warning, young Oscar is tragically orphaned during an attack from a rival group of chimpanzees. Afterwards, he attempts to survive on his own, and to be accepted by the other chimps. But Oscar struggles, until he is surprisingly adopted by the Alpha Male of his group.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

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This was really great. Rather snarky narration for a disney flick. Beautifully filmed and you'll only tear up a little bit. Probably.

Julie B
Julie B

Super Reviewer

A wonderful Earth Day gift from Disneynature. Chimpanzee is touching, enjoyable, and features incredible jungle footage with the neon mushrooms and the slowed down rain fall being the highlights. Chimpanzee is a great family film that's gentle enough without watering down the brutality of the animals' lives. Overall Rating: 84

Bradley J
Bradley J

Super Reviewer

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