Posts tagged Chimpanzee
Our friends at Disneynature bring us a fun new cinema experience with their upcoming theatrical film, Chimpanzee. This cinema delight follows the tale of Oscar, a loveable young chimpanzee who finds himself alone in the forest after being separated from his mother. Oscar’s journey begins as he attempts to find his mum among the other chimpanzees who call the Tai National Park in Côte d’Ivoire, Africa their home. This nature film is a true story, based on four years of footage that was shot in the chimpanzees’ natural habitat. In celebration of Chimpanzee, we invite you to #MeetOscar and the rest of our favourite movie primates. These playful fellows and Hollywood have a long and famous history as we highlight the very best as they monkey around!
Chimpanzee is a Disney Nature production which is a charming and engaging look at life of the Chimpanzees in the Ivory Coast Rainforest. Following one young newborn, Oscar, the film follows his first few months as as he tackles the trials and tribulations of young life.
We spoke to Sir David Attenborough, renowned for his nature documentaries and Directors of the film Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill about the movie and why they felt it was so important to protect chimpanzees.
DA – The need for their protection is greater than it’s ever been, in the last twenty years 90% have gone, and you can show absolutely that the reason that 90% have gone is that they have not been protected. If we can get more guards, we know that we can save the chimpanzees of the Tai Forest.
Chimpanzee is DisneyNature’s sixth release since it’s launch, having originally overseen the US version of ‘Earth’ (BBC’s Planet Earth) in 2008. Working with such established production teams as the BBC, Discovery Channel, and Canal+, this time Blacklight Films were sent into the African forest of Taï National Park to bring us this unique docu-drama. Hit the jump for our review…