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Chimpanzee -- Meet Oscar, a young chimpanzee with an entertaining approach to life.
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Chimpanzee -- A nature documentary centered on a family of chimps living in the Ivory Coast and Ugandan rain forests.
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Release Date:
20 April 2012 (USA) See more »
For Oscar, every day is an adventure.
A 3-months-old chimpanzee is separated from his troop and is then adopted by a fully-grown male. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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
Pedro Jimenez .... trailer re-recording mixer (uncredited)
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
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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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Short and sweet, 14 June 2012
Author: MissYumYumCoCo from United States

This was cute and sweet and kind and funny. The kids will be safe from all bloodshed and survival of the fittest shots. It's so sanitized that I felt a bit uncomfortable considering it a documentary.

The scenery is luscious. The animals are captivating. But honestly, the most interesting part of the movie was the behind the scenes production info. Tim Allen was enjoyable...he did a funny thing that I won't describe and spoil for you.

I really saw the movie quite by accident. I was in one of the interchangeable action movies of this summer and had a horrible headache. The noise and jarring battle scenes were not helping my migraine, so I switched theaters after about seven minutes. Chimpanzee was cool and deliciously calming after the first calamity...but it just didn't quite convince me. I understand that my hero Jane Goodall liked it, so I suppose I should stop my grumbling and focus on the positive.

I really wish it had been a bit longer...I could have been persuaded to see some of the surrounding civilization that has been encroaching on the chimp territory. Ditto the poachers, who are integral to the tale of the demise of our close brethren. It could have been addressed without giving up the G rating, I feel certain.

If you have little ones, this is a good movie: not too long. If you are an animal lover, you will enjoy it. If you are a stickler for authenticity, this is going to grind your gears.

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