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Chimpanzee (2012)

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Meet adorable young chimp Oscar and his fellow mayhem-creating buddies, who see the world as their playground. Full of curiosity, joy and a love for mimicking others, these are some of the most extraordinary personalities in the jungle.

Writers:

Alastair Fothergill (original concept), Mark Linfield (original concept) | 3 more credits »

Star:

Tim Allen
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Tim Allen ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

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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For Oscar, every day is an adventure.


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film crew spent three years working on the film in the remote Tai Forest. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the movie's end, we see the start of a behind-the-scenes series. Initially this continues while the credits roll; then we see some outtakes while additional credits roll. See more »

Connections

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

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That Man
Written by Vincent DeGiorgio (as Vincent Paul DeGiorgio), David Schreurs (as David C. Schreurs)
Performed by Caro Emerald
Courtesy of Grandmono Records
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Sort of Confusing, but Endearing
20 April 2012 | by mekaneSee all my reviews

I walked into this movie not knowing what to expect. I am more of a "serious" moviegoer, and I generally don't see films geared towards children. I would describe this movie as half brilliant documentary and half cheesy kids movie.

I had issues with the color timing in parts, which made the film look almost animated and artificial. I wasn't quite sure what to believe was natural footage and what was some sort of staged animal wrangling or CGI. As the movie progressed it became pretty clear that it was all authentic, but Tim Allen's narration combined with the almost-too-convenient dramatic story arc still kept me at arm's length.

Ultimately this movie delivers a touching story of a young primate and his tribe. Though somewhat contrived at times there are many, many moments of genuine intimacy that tug the heartstrings and also make you wonder how in the world they got these shots. Thankfully there's a bit of explanation at the end.

Do I regret seeing it? Not at all. Do I wish it had been made as a more traditional documentary? Yes.


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Official Sites:

Disney [United States]

Country:

Tanzania | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chimpanzee See more »

Filming Locations:

Ivory Coast See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,673,748, 22 April 2012

Gross USA:

$28,972,764

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,823,764
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Great Ape Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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