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Disneynature's Chimpanzee Nature Documentary Film

Updated on June 28, 2015

Disney Nature Documentary Film: Chimpanzee

In true form, Disneynature amazed us just before Earth Day on April 20, 2012, with the release of the nature documentary Chimpanzee.

Chimpanzee tells the story of Oscar, whose family is attacked by another band of chimps, who finds himself orphaned until an unexpected ally takes him in. The goal of this documentary film is to help us understand this species, which is considered to be exceptionally intelligent.

Chimpanzee was shot over a period of three years in the jungles of the Ivory Coast and Uganda in Africa. It is a joint production of the Disney company and the Jane Goodall Institute who worked together in an effort to support chimpanzees.

As is traditional with the release of the Disneynature movies, Disney made a donation for every person that saw the film at the movie theatre during opening week.

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Disneynature's Chimpanzee was released on April 20, 2012.

The Disneynature Chimpanzee Movie Poster

Disneynature Chimpanzee Poster
Disneynature Chimpanzee Poster

Disneynature Made A Donation For Everyone That Went To Chimpanzee During Opening Week

Official Disneynature Chimpanzee Trailer

Fast Facts About Disney's Chimpanzee Film

  • RELEASE DATE: April 20, 2012
  • PRODUCED BY: Disneynature and the Jane Goodall Institute
  • DIRECTORS: Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield
  • CONSULTANT: Christophe Boesch, Wild Chimpanzee Foundation,
  • PRODUCTER: Alix Tidmarsh
  • FILMED IN: The Ivory Coast and Uganda

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The Story of Jane Goodall and The Chimpanzee in Book Form

Jane Goodall: 50 Years at Gombe - A book about Jane Goodall's life and her study of the chimpanzee.

Although this new Disneynature film Chimpanzee is not about Jane Goodall but rather produced by Disney and the Jane Goodall Institute, you might still enjoy reading about her life and work. One of Dr. Goodall's most recent books is this one, Jane Goodall's 50 years at Gombe. At the age of 76, she was still spending up to 300 days of the year travelling and sharing information and messages of hope for the chimpanzee. This book is about an amazing woman who dedicated her life to the chimpanzee. It is a history of her work and is accompanied by beautiful photos.

Nature Documentaries About The Chimpanzee & Jane Goodall

Jane's Journey (2010) Documentary - With the chimpanzee throughout the world.

There are a few documentary films about chimpanzees and Jane Goodall available iIncluding Jane's Journey , National Geographic's Jane Goodall's Living With Chimpanzees, Jane Goodall's My Life With Chimpanzees and a 60 minute story from the television program of the same called simply Jane Goodall. Any one of these films would offer great additional viewing and information about the chimpanzee.

Nature: Chimpanzees - An Unnatural History

Nature: Chimpanzees - An Unnatural History was part of a PBS television series and tells the story of the women who worked to save the chimpanzees that were captured by the U.S. air force in Africa, transported to New Mexico and used for experimental purposes aimed at space travel, crash tests, pharmaceutical testing, hepatitis and AIDS research and even employed in the movies.

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How many Disneynature documentary films have you seen? - (Excluding the new Chimpanzee movie.)

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    • VeseliDan profile image

      VeseliDan 5 years ago

      I will definitely watch this movie because i love chimpanzees.

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      When I saw the preview for this movie, I knew it was one I would have to see. Great lens!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Looks like it'll be really enjoyable - thanks for sharing! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      cynthiannleighton 5 years ago

      Maybe I'll go with the kids... sounds interesting and fun.

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Looks like a cute movie. Congratulations on Making the Best of Squidoo 2012 Earth Day Lenses.

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Hi! Chimpanzee must be happy! Regards

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Congratulations on your Earth Day 2012 Monterboard feature!

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      I would really like to see this movie, I enjoyed the trailer a lot. So cute!

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Jane Godall was one in a million. Featured this on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012 and also on Earthday and what is wrong with our planet earth,. Hugs.

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      'Vikk Simmons 5 years ago from Houston

      I love the trailer that's been airing this past week and enjoyed reading your page.

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      Chazz 5 years ago from New York

      Sounds like a great movie. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. And congrats on making the Earth Day Monster Board. Glad to see this lens there.

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      PennyHowe 5 years ago

      Yes, they have some great documentaries. They are very enjoyable and I look forward to the Chimpanzee one. Happy Earth Day!

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      My little boy has recently become interested in chimps due to a handmedown toy chimp from his big sister that he has fallen in love with! I will definitely have to take him to see the movie.

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      Disney always does such a great job on their documentaries! Just like the great job you did on this lens!! Wonderful!

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      earthybirthymum 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'm looking forward to seeing this movie with the kids, great lense. Many BlessingsCheersGrace

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      RusticWeddingGu1 5 years ago

      Looking forward to watching this one!

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      BlueTouch 5 years ago

      This sounds like a great movie to see. I am excited now that I read your lens. Thank you!

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      Matthew 5 years ago from Silicon Valley

      Great lens. I actually did an entire review of Jane Goodall's biography if you are interested. Thank you for sharing.

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      hirephp lm 5 years ago

      nice chimpanji good lens

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      jackieb99 5 years ago

      Need to see this one!

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      lftypjk900 5 years ago

      cute! love your lens

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I haven't seen any of the Disneynature films, but I'm sure I'd enjoy them. Chimpanzees are so fascinating. I'm sure this will be a popular release!

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      DuaneJ 5 years ago

      Excellent lens on a very important subject.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      This sounds like it will be really good.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I'm afraid my son will want for a pet! lol, nicely done

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh this looks like a must see movie! Chimpanzee by DisneyNature just looks amazing! Thanks for letting us know that it is coming out.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Disneynature's chimpanzee 2012 Nature Documentary Film looks and sounds like a Must See for me!

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      Frugal Bride 5 years ago

      I can't wait to see this movie

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      Jane Goodall has always amazed me! Chimpanzee sounds like an excellent documentary!

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      GhostMan LM 5 years ago

      I was wondering why I had not heard of this and then I noticed the release date. Should be interesting