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A 3-months-old chimpanzee is separated from his troop and is then adopted by a fully-grown male.

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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 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. Written by Anonymous

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$10,673,748 (USA) (20 April 2012)

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$28,965,459 (USA) (3 August 2012)
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During its opening weekend, a portion of all proceeds was donated to the "See Chimpanzee, Save Chimpanzees" charity which was started by famed Chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall. The charity helps build habitats, educates children and helps orphaned Chimpanzees. See more »

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That Man
Written by Vincent DeGiorgio (as Vincent Paul DeGiorgio), David Schreurs (as David C. Schreurs)
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Courtesy of Grandmono Records
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visually stunning
2 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What can really be said about this movie.... Its a fantastic documentary, and unlike other wildlife documentary's its not overly sad or graphic, so parents can bring their kids.

The shots and views of the chimps and the rain forest, are absolutely amazing. All aspects of the lives of chimpanzees are shown, even the not so glamorous ones. However the filmmakers show the harshness of the lives of chimps while appealing to all ages, and not sacrificing content. For example: in one of the few scenes at can be perceived as violent, an obscured view of the chimps is shown, not enough to mask their actions, but enough to make it tasteful.

Tim Allen does a fantastic job of narrating, being both funny and informative. He even makes a throw back joke or two.

This film is inspiring, fun, and informative. Its fun for the whole family, and I am not just saying that. I left the theater thinking how alike humans and chimpanzees are, and would recommend this movie to any animal lover.


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