Chimpanzes (Bilingual) (Blu-ray Combo) (2012)

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World Chimpanzee Foundation head Christophe Boesch joins filmmakers Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield for this documentary offering an intimate look into the world of chimpanzees. The chimpanzee is an exceptionally intelligent species of anthropoid ape, and by spending over three years in the tropical jungles of Uganda and the Ivory Coast, filmmakers and experts offer viewers a unique opportunity to better understand their distinct role in our global ecosystem. The story in Chimpanzee centers on Oscar, a young simian born into a large family of 35 others, and eager to learn the ways of life in the jungle. As Oscar's mother Isha teaches her newborn how to find food and avoid dangerous predators, the leader of their family, Freddy, vigilantly defends their territory from his rival Scar. Scar and his clan covet the nut grove at the center of Freddy's domain, and it's only a matter of time before they attempt to take the precious resource by force. When tragedy strikes and Isha perishes, it appears that Oscar struggles to survive without a parent to feed and protect him. But just as it begins to appear as if all hope for Oscar is lost, something miraculous happens - Freddy adopts the orphaned youngster, and provides the support he so desperately needs to survive. But it may come at a devastating price, because somewhere out in the trees, Scar has noticed that Freddy has ceased defending the perimeters of his territory, providing the perfect opportunity for him and his clan to take the coveted nut grove by force. Narrated by Tim Allen.
Theatrical Release Date 2012
Format Blu-ray/DVD
Number of Discs 1

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  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Education/General Interest,Nature/Wildlife
  • Distributor
    Buena Vista Home Entertainment
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Picture
    (unknown)
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray/DVD Features:

    Region [unknown]
  • Release Date
    08/21/12
  • Theatrical Release
    2012
  • Rating
    Unrated
  • Format
    Blu-ray/DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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Los Angeles Times 04-20-2012 "The jungle becomes a character in its own right, with the time-lapse photography of spider webs being woven and flowers blooming adding another layer to the sheer beauty of the film."
Box Office 04-19-2012 4 stars out of 5 -- "Although the script is aimed at the youngest members of the audience, adults will find much to admire in the simply astonishing footage gathered over four years in tracking this amazing species."
Total Film 06-01-2013 4 stars out of 5 -- "CHIMPANZEE is a stunning, at times harrowing look at the life of a young chimp named Oscar and his troop of berry chomping primates."
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