• Chimpanzee (2012)


Release Date: April 20th, 2012

DVD Release Date: August 21st, 2012

G |1 hr 18 min

Plot Summary

Deep in an African forest lives a family of chimpanzees, including a baby named Oscar. Displaying the playful curiosity and ingenuity of fellow primates, Oscar and his family navigate the forest's complex territory with relative ease. Usually, the world is a playground for Oscar and his young comrades, but when his family encounters a rival band of chimps, he is left to fend for himself. However, a surprising ally steps in and changes Oscar's life forever.

Cast: Tim Allen

Director: Alastair Fothergill , Mark Linfield

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Disneynature

Distributors: Disneynature

Keywords: Friend, Family, 2010s, Growing up, Heartwarming, Endearing

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    Inter-chimp and territorial fighting are facts of nature, but the extreme anthropomorphism of Chimpanzee makes what is natural feel bizarre. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Some privileged nature footage from the African rain forest is dishonored by deeply silly narration in Chimpanzee. show more

  • 50
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    "Humanize" might not seem the obvious verb for what happens in Chimpanzee, Disneynature's latest kiddie documentary. But it's dead on; this escape to the planet of the apes is anthropomorphic to a fault. show more

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