Disneynature takes moviegoers deep into the forests of Africa with "Chimpanzee," a new True Life Adventure introducing an adorable baby chimp named Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph. Oscar's playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Working together, Oscar's chimpanzee family--including his mom and the group's savvy leader -- navigates the complex territory of the forest. The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimps, who'd rather make mayhem than join their parents for an afternoon nap. But when Oscar's family is confronted by a rival band of chimps, he is left to fend for himself until a surprising ally steps in and changes his life forever. Directed by Alastair Fothergill ("African Cats" and "Earth") and Mark Linfield ("Earth"), "Chimpanzee" swings into theaters on Earth Day 2012.
- Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield
To experience "Chimpanzee," the latest piece of gorgeously shot pablum from Disneynature, is to endure an orgy of cuteness pasted over some of the most asinine narration ever to ruin a wildlife movie.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 04.19.2012
[It] might as well be called "Simply Irresistible," because thanks to the mischievous monkeyshines of a baby chimp named Oscar, it comes pretty close.Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, 04.19.2012
The stunning and mostly uncompromising visuals more than compensate for the frequent corny turns of phrase.Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 04.19.2012
All audiences stand to be charmed except those grouches who prefer their animals to be valued as animals rather than as furry little people.Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 04.19.2012