Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee

DVD - 2012
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Oscar, a baby chimpanzee, is enjoying his life with his mother in the jungles along the Ivory Coast. Without warning, young Oscar is 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. Oscar struggles until he is adopted by the alpha male of his group.
Publisher: [United States] : Disneynature, c2012
Edition: Blu-ray + DVD
Branch Call Number: DVD 599.885 CHI
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 78 min) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Disneynature. Chimpanzee

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ManMachine
Apr 09, 2015

Unfortunately (for me) the minuses of this particular "Disneynature" documentary clearly out-weighed its pluses by a jungle mile.

And (for me) the biggest, most irritating minus in "Chimpanzee" was having to tolerate Tim ("I'm-So-Funny") Allen's totally idiotic, voice-over narration. Allen's asinine, and completely unfunny chin-wagging got so bloody annoying that, before long, I had no choice but to watch most of this nature-documentary with the sound turned right off.

This documentary also lost serious points for not only injecting into its tale of the jungle horrible, pop music that didn't blend in with the scenario - But it actually had the absolute stupidity of bringing unwelcome humans into the action, as well. Thankfully this nonsense took place in the story's final 10 minutes.

On the other hand - What really impressed me about "Chimpanzee" was its excellent camera-work - Not only of the chimps, but of the beautiful African setting, as well.

Anyways - Tim Allen's irksome yattering aside - From a purely visual standpoint, "Chimpanzee" was certainly well-worth a view.

theorbys Aug 23, 2013

A fascinating story with great photography make this 5 stars, even though as filmmaking it is second rate. Otherwise EVERYONE would 5 star this. It will certainly make you appreciate David Attenborough and the BBC all the more. But you are going to love Oscar the baby chimp and the unique way he solves his truly desperate survival problem.

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mz_2000
Jan 14, 2013

Bravo to the Blu-ray disc included which I'll give 5 stars. Visually stunning, though as a film not quite up to the standards of Disney's True Life advenures, it's probably as close as you'll get these days.

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EricChow
Dec 30, 2012

I like the movie but it is very sad because the baby chimpanzee is separated from it's family.

RachelFoster Nov 19, 2012

My son adored this movie. Usually he's not that interested with real animal type films, but this gets right to the heart and it's so fun even a young child will want to watch it!

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cdemp
Oct 19, 2012

DVD came with a BLU-RAY disc copy as well.

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spencerwilliam
Nov 05, 2012

spencerwilliam thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 16

blue_flamingo_101 Aug 27, 2012

blue_flamingo_101 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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