Disneynature’s Chimpanzee -Review- This is a movie you’ll definitely want to take your kids to! #MeetOscar

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Planet Earth meets the Disney Channel.  Though my kids love the Planet Earth series, they can typically only sit through about 20 minutes before they become bored and leave the room.  On Tuesday I took my 4 year old and my young 2 year old (by myself, mind you) to see the new Disneynature movie, Chimpanzee.

With the exception of 2 potty trips made by Little Brother, They sat through the ENTIRE film!  This is actually the first time Little Brother has sat through an entire movie at the theater.  I had shown both boys the Chimpanzee trailer (below) the day before we went so that I could gauge their interest.  Let’s just say they were VERY excited.

I’d never seen a Disneynature film before so I wasn’t sure what to expect.  The cinematography was AMAZING!  Kudos to the amazing crew who filmed the family of chimpanzees in their harsh jungle habitat over a 3 year period!  The narration, done by Tim Allen, was likewise a perfect fit for the target audience. Thanks to witty writers (and the humor of the chimpanzees themselves), both myself and my children had several laughs throughout the movie.  The writers wove an informative factual narration in with the story of the chimpanzees, focusing their narrative on Oscar.  The movie opens with the introduction of Oscar, the newest member of the chimpanzee clan.

There is a potentially scary part for very young viewers, but my 2 year old didn’t seem scared.


He was, however, very sad (he teared up and started wiping his eyes) when Oscar’s mommy was lost to the dangers of the jungle.  “I want baby’s monkey mommy come back!” he kept saying.  When I explained to him that she couldn’t come back to get him because she had died he said, “I want baby’s monkey mommy come back out of the clouds!”


As soon as the credits started to roll both my kids were begging to watch it again!  This is a movie that we’ll be owning when it comes to DVD.

*For every ticket purchased for opening week Disney will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Foundation!


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  1. The Plugged In movie review was 4.5.
  2. This is a movie both myself and my teen son want to see!
  3. Seyma Shabbir says
    My kids and I love monkeys so I think we will all enjoy it. My only concern is the part where the monkey dies (according to review).
    • That part is very well handled in the narration. It is mostly inferred that the chimpanzee mother dies. I think it is done in a way so that children can understand what happened at their appropriate cognitive level. My 2 year old was a little sad, but my 4 year old didn't seem to mind.
  4. PLEASE :....( I missed the movie on April 22nd I need to know when it's going to be available for purchase??? my little monkey at the time, was at Earthday lourdes college yeah.....
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