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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
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
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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Details

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

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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Trivia

During its opening weekend, a portion of all proceeds was donated to the "See Chimpanzee, Save Chimpanzees" charity which was started by famed Chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall. The charity helps build habitats, educates children and helps orphaned Chimpanzees. See more »

Crazy Credits

Toward the end of the credits, we see the following text below the outtakes: "In 1960 there were a million chimpanzees in the wild. Today just one fifth of that number remain. To find out how you can help: www.disney.com/chimpanzee." See more »

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Remarkable story and filming
5 August 2012 | by stewartpauldSee all my reviews

I work as a wildlife cameraman - but (sadly) was not involved in this film. When I watched it I realised a new bench mark has been set for these wildlife feature movies. Anyone who has worked in West Africa will agree it is one of the toughest habitats to film in - and chimps can be one of the hardest animals to follow. With that in mind, the achievement of getting a unique true story like this - one that brings us so close to the animals in every way - is quite remarkable. I don't want to put in spoilers, but the story is heartwarming and the characters so strong that you could almost believe this was animated - but it is much better than that. This is true life. A beautiful movie!


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