Disneynature: Chimpanzee

Disneynature: Chimpanzee

On DVD: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Running Time: 
78 minutes

“Disneynature: Chimpanzee” is a documentary about a young chimp named Oscar that lives in the African rainforest with his family and group. You get to see what their daily lives consist of and the struggles they go through to survive and maintain their territory. The movie is narrated by Tim Allen and was originally release in theaters in 2012. However, “Disneynature: Chimpanzee” is making its network TV premiere on Sunday, January 11 at 8pm ET and will be shown on Nat Geo Wild.
“Disneynature: Chimpanzee” does a great job of telling Oscar’s story and took me on an emotional roller coaster in this 78 minute journey into his life. The overall feel of documentary was one of raw and genuine emotion. The music was very well done and enhanced the emotions and feelings of each scene. Also, Tim Allen did an excellent job as a narrator and was caught off guard and surprised when he finally did his signature grunts from his “Home Improvement” TV show. Lastly, I loved the scenic shots and time-lapsed video because looked cool and helped change the pacing.
I really enjoyed watching “Disneynature: Chimpanzee” and thought it was a very high-quality and well thought-out documentary that tells an amazing story. My only gripe is the g-rating might have caused them to cut out some scenes that might scare or scar younger audiences. I can forgive Disney for that, but the reality is the animal kingdom isn’t as kind in general. Other than that, I recommend checking out “Disneynature: Chimpanzee” and am giving it an “A.”

Paul Arca
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