is the latest film in a line of documentary films exploring different
of our world's nature. The documentary "theme" of the film is all about
world of chimpanzees - that's a pretty precise way of describing the
film as a
foundation, but it does not describe the film as a whole. Chimpanzee
is as much a film about the importance of family and
those who are willing to take on a parental role as it is something
the animal kingdom of chimpanzees.
Surprisingly, Chimpanzee is not altogether a film
about chimpanzees in that it doesn't seem to explore
everything surrounding these animals, their living patterns, and
Elements are explored but never fully delved into in the way some
documentaries might explore. Yet it is
a film about a young Chimpanzee who is attempting to survive and its
story about the importance of family everywhere. Family is important to
animals and species. Viewers will see both easy and relevant
between chimpanzees and human beings with any viewing of this
as elements of true compassion and family unity are explored in this
nature documentary that should be viewed by all families with interest
Disney has garnered a fast reputation for
excellent documentaries all about nature and the world that surrounds
us in the
acclaimed Disney Nature documentary
line-up. Each year the company releases one production in theaters and
celebrate the arrival of Earth Day.
Chimpanzee is the most recent documentary under the Disney
and release pattern. Fans of these documentary explorations will find a
deal to enjoy in this excellent and insightful film. Disney has
undeniably clear enthusiasm and regard for these nature projects and
is no exception. Even a percentage of the revenue raised from
towards non-profit services related to saving and helping Chimpanzees.
word? Extraordinary. Disney clearly regards Chimpanzee and its related
documentaries to be serious business and not in just the sense of how
revenue is brought into the company.
Chimpanzee proves itself to be a excellent
exploration on a family
of chimpanzee and it sets out to even explore adoption in the animal
a way that will hit home with viewers of all ages by drawing
human beings that are unmistakable. The story of the documentary begins
a story with a family of chimpanzee and centers itself on a young
named Oscar. He has a mother whose compassionate love is a
how the Disney crew expected the documentary proceedings to continue.
during the course of filming a tragedy befell the family and Oscar lost
mother to a gang of chimpanzee that rivaled his family's group and the
filmmakers thought it might lead to the closing of their documentary
Yet something unexpected happened. An elder male leader of Oscar's
decided to take on an adoption role and care for the young Oscar.
it is this element that provides the beating heart of this documentary
makes for an incredible experience to recognize the love and kindness
an animal who essentially was an adoptive parent to Oscar. It is a
every human being out there of the majestic wonders of compassion.
Made with technical skill, excellent
featuring solid (fun!) narration by Tim Allen, Chimpanzee is
an amazing documentary. It is a testament to the high-quality
of work Disney has so generously contributed to the nature documentary
Ignore the dollar amounts, and just think about how special the film is
one worth sharing with someone close. Perhaps an entire family.
on Blu-ray with a 1080p
AVC encoded transfer in stunning High Definition. Nothing about this
presentation is disappointing or underwhelming. This is basically as
transfer as anyone can reasonably expect for a nature documentary. The
cinematography is crisp and clean with no film grain or potential
that might bother some viewers of the film. The colors are vibrant
being oversaturated. The richness of the black levels found on this
impressive. The landscapes amaze with the footage of the sky, earth,
and all the
highlights that are related to the nature in the film. The effect is
is stellar for a nature documentary. You can hear the environment with
detail with the high resolution DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound
presentation. This is a very immersive experience, and far more so than
would expect considering most documentary films receive less stellar
mixes and options. The raindrops, wind, and everything that is part of
nature surrounding these chimpanzees sounds vibrant and crisp.
also contains Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital audio options.
also provided in English (for the deaf and hard of hearing), Spanish,
supplements are all provided in High Definition.
Location: The Making of
Chimpanzee is a
extensive documentary film about the making of the documentary. It
clocks in at
around 40 minutes long and covers various aspects related to the film's
See Chimpanzee, Save Chimpanzee is a short featurette
about the development in making the documentary and how it almost threw
production out of the question, and the involvement the filmmakers and
had with supporting the Jane Goodall Institute.
Rise is a
Music Video by the McClain
sisters. There is also a short making of supplement. A promo piece is
included with the sisters discussing the importance of the protecting
worlds nature habitats.
Disney has included a promotional piece about their Worldwide
another excellent film released through the
impressive Disney Nature lineup that exists for Earth Day releasing.
nature documentaries and the related Disney productions will find this
another winning release.
excellent PQ/AQ and a decent bonus materials section
this release is one that's well worth owning and sharing with family,
and anyone close to the heart.
Neil Lumbard is a lifelong fan of cinema, and a student who aspires to make movies. He loves writing, and currently does in Texas.