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Writers:
Alastair Fothergill (original concept) &
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Release Date:
20 April 2012 (USA) See more »
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For Oscar, every day is an adventure.
Plot:
A 3-months-old chimpanzee is separated from his troop and is then adopted by a fully-grown male. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A familiar story interpreted by some close relatives of us. See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tim Allen ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Alastair Fothergill 
Mark Linfield 
 
Writing credits
Alastair Fothergill (original concept) &
Mark Linfield (original concept)

Mark Linfield (written by) &
Alastair Fothergill (written by) &
Don Hahn (written by)

Produced by
Alastair Fothergill .... producer
Don Hahn .... executive producer
Mark Linfield .... producer
Connie Nartonis Thompson .... associate producer
James Reed .... field producer
Alix Tidmarsh .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nicholas Hooper 
 
Cinematography by
Martyn Colbeck (co-cinematographer)
Bill Wallauer (co-cinematographer)
 
Film Editing by
Andy Netley 
 
Production Management
Daniel Hassid .... executive in charge of production
Liz Stevens .... production manager
Emma Zee .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Jeanette Browning .... narration recordist
Jonny Crew .... sound assistant
Matthew Gough .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Hill .... mix technician
Kate Hopkins .... supervising sound editor
Philip Jenkins .... foley mixer (as Phil Jenkins)
Doc Kane .... narration mixer
Kristin Mosher .... sound recordist: Uganda
Tim Owens .... sound editor
Johnathan Rush .... sound mix technician
Jack Stew .... foley artist
David Turner .... sound facility director
David Turner .... sound project manager
Eduardo Vc .... sound recordist: some interviews - Alastair Fothergill
Andrew Wilson .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Winderbaum .... narration engineer
 
Visual Effects by
Grant Hewlett .... visual effects artist
Lorraine Johnson .... film recording supervisor
Howard Jones .... visual effects supervisor: Whitebeam VFX
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Edward Anderson .... camera assistant
David Baillie .... cine-g rigger
Martyn Colbeck .... principal photography: Ivory Coast
Ted Giffords .... cable dolly
Colin Holloway .... lighting services
Michael Kelem .... aerial photography
Gordon Leicester .... technician: camera equipment
Daniel Mulligan .... cine-g tech
Samuel Munene .... assistant camera: Uganda
Tim Shepherd .... time-lapse photography
Warwick Sloss .... additional photography
Bill Wallauer .... principal photography: Uganda
 
Editorial Department
Dan Clamp .... technical manager
Wesley Hibberd .... digital intermediate assistant
Luke Rainey .... colorist
 
Music Department
Darrell Alexander .... music coordinator: UK
Darrell Alexander .... music producer
Saffron Beagley .... music preparation
The Chamber Orchestra of London .... orchestra
Caroline Dale .... musician: solo cello
Gordon Davidson .... assistant score mixing engineer
Gordon Davidson .... scoring pro tools engineer
Andrew Dudman .... music recording engineer
Andrew Dudman .... music scoring mixer
Clio Gould .... orchestra leader
Gareth Griffiths .... music coordinator: UK
Greg Hooper .... orchestrator
Nicholas Hooper .... score producer
Allan Jenkins .... music editor
Rob Johnston .... choral director
Alastair King .... conductor
Alastair King .... orchestrator
Matt Mysko .... assistant recording engineer
Tom Poster .... musician: solo piano
R.S.V.P. Voices .... musicians: choir (as RSVP Voices)
Sam Walton .... musician: tuned percussion
Simon Whiteside .... music preparation
 
Transportation Department
Moses Kabanda .... driver
Joseph Kato .... driver
Charles Kaweesa .... driver
Cliff Kisitu .... transportation manager
Patrick Ssebulime .... driver
Joseph Ssentogo .... driver
 
Other crew
James Aldred .... canopy access
Edward Anderson .... field manager
Christopher Boesch .... principal scientific consultant (as Christophe Boesch)
Dan Clamp .... technical manager
Waldo Etherington .... canopy access
Tim Fogg .... canopy access
Sarah Garner .... production coordinator
Maggie Gisel .... production support
Rachel James .... production accountant
John Mitani .... scientific consultant
Carey Nicholson .... production insurance: Quartz Insurance Brokers
David Reynolds .... creative consultant (as Dave Reynolds)
Matthew Scholey .... marketing materials coordinator
Matthew Torrible .... production insurance: Quartz Insurance Brokers
Bill Wallauer .... scientific consultant
David Watts .... scientific consultant
Hugh Wilson .... field assistant
Kirk Wise .... creative consultant
 
Thanks
Jane Goodall .... thanks
 

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USA:78 min
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The film crew spent three years working on the film in the remote Tai Forest.See more »
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A familiar story interpreted by some close relatives of us., 23 September 2012
Author: David Traversa from Argentina

The most striking feature I noticed while watching this film was the resemblance of these creatures to my neighbors. It's incredible how similar to us they are!

Granted, Doña Carmen and Don José don't go as far as to deflea each other while carrying on a casual conversation on a sidewalk, but the similarities in body gestures and specially when persistently looking at the camera lens (it happened several times, whether intentionally or not) and we could see overwhelmingly human eyes looking at us, can be quite disturbing.

Impeccable photography with so many close ups that one wonders constantly at how they had managed to take those shots without disturbing the animals. I'm sure Disney has the most sophisticated equipment in the World in order to present such splendipherous depth of lenses and superb sharpness all the time, even from long distances, but even so, chimpanzees have a very sensitive sense of smell and I'm sure they could detect human presence from afar, but apparently it left them unconcerned and they proceeded naturally with their daily chores.

The forest, breathtaking, specially from the air, and the lushness of all that green carpet we see below seems to go forever on behind those far away mountains; when the camera goes down to ground level it's disconcerting to notice how very little sunlight reaches these animals.

Since it was a Disney film, obviously thought out for children, the notorious lack of restrain among monkeys and chimps when it comes to bodily functions, including everything related to sex, which is so habitual to see in zoos in broad daylight, here there is no trace whatsoever of it, like in those old Doris Day films, where everything was squeaky clean.

A good film for Eco-friendly fans.

P.S.: I gave it a 9 because of the titanic efforts of the whole crew and the tenacity they put into the project, working under such harsh and probably dangerous conditions.

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