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Chimpanzee (2012)

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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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20 April 2012 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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Toward the end of the credits, we see the following text below the outtakes: "In 1960 there were a million chimpanzees in the wild. Today just one fifth of that number remain. To find out how you can help: www.disney.com/chimpanzee." See more »

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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Premium Rush (2012) See more »

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Written by China Anne McClain, Lauryn Alisa McClain and Sierra Aylina McClain
Performed by China Anne McClain (as McClain Sisters), Lauryn Alisa McClain (as McClain Sisters) and Sierra Aylina McClain (as McClain Sisters)
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Chimpanzee is for the whole family! Two bananas up!
22 April 2012 | by (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

After taking my husband to see Chimpanzee last night (as I have no school age kids to drag) I have to give it two bananas up! We both loved it. What a refreshing change to see a film that almost any age could see together and have a great discussion afterward.

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.


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