In August, Walt Disney Studios and Disneynature will bring Chimpanzee to Blu-ray. Narrated by Tim Allen (Toy Story), this documentary examines how chimpanzees live in the jungles along the Ivory Coast.
From Disney's press release:
"The inspiring film follows the true-life adventure of Oscar, a young chimpanzee whose curiosity and zest for life showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom."
While Disney has yet to detail the technical specifications for this Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, the package will include a number of bonus supplements, such as:
In-depth behind-the-scenes footage showcasing the filmmakers efforts to document the making of the film
A feature on Disney's conservation legacy
The McClain Sisters' "Rise" music video
Furthermore, in an effort to aid chimpanzee conservation, Disneynature will donate a portion of all Chimpanzee home video proceeds earned through August 27, 2012, to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI); these funds will help the JGI conserve chimpanzee habitats, educate the next generation of the species, and provide care for orphaned chimpanzees.
I liked it, but didn't think it was anything special. I guess I sort of felt like they brushed off the serious parts and kept going back to that happy tune with young Oscar being A-ok...anyway, not getting into a review here. For the right price, I'd pick this up to watch the Making Of Documentary. The little bit they showed at the end of the film was AMAZING. If the Making Of is feature-length to a degree, then I may consider it.
It's every bit as brutal as African Cats, IMO. But they whitewash it, in a good way, to make the ending an uplifting one. We liked this Disney Nature film better than all the others - and we liked the others a lot. Can't wait to own this!