Universal and Warner Bros. were both making biopics of Dian Fossey at the same time and both were competing to gain access to film the gorillas in Rwanda. The Rwandan government refused access to film the gorillas until the two studios could come to an agreement. It was decided, at this point, that Warner and Universal would merge their two projects into a single film. See more »
Simba's newborn son is very dark with lush fur, and quite active. Newborn gorillas are usually pale with sparse hair, and are quite helpless and unable to move around much. The baby gorilla shown is at least a few months old. See more »
A story of survival, heart break and Gorillas in theMist
This amazing film inspired me to do something, to somehow involve myself in the rescue attempt of one of Mother Natures most cherished possesions, Animals.
This inspiring tale is a true story and is based in the Congo region of Africa, where Dian Fossey (Sigourney Weaver), is sent to find more information about the little known, Mountain Gorillas.
Dian starts as a bystander pleading to be sent for the trip to Africa in-order to help in some way or form. And boy does she finish wrapped in the core of the Mountain Gorillas chance of survival.
Dian Faces love, war, and poachers and beats them of one by one as her courage and determination prevails, she is truly an icon, a lady to be remembered.
This is made possible by the outstanding performance of Sigourney Weaver who amazingly succeeds in portraying this strong willed; complex character. Sigourney is an fantastically gifted actor and shows us this in this movie.
A must see, a winner, Go Sigourney!
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