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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.

Writers:

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

Star:

Tim Allen
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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.

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Documentary

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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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:

Chimpancés 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,965,459, 5 August 2012
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Great Ape Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.125 (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)
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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A familiar story interpreted by some close relatives of us.
23 September 2012 | by davidtraversa-1See all my reviews

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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