DisneyNature – Chimpanzee is now on Blu-ray/DVD {giveaway}

by Nicolle on August 26, 2012

in Disney,Giveaways,Movies,Reviews

From DisneyNature, the studio that brought you “Earth,” “Oceans,” and “African Cats,” comes “Chimpanzee” — a remarkable story of individual triumph and family bonds. Journey deep into the African forest and meet Oscar, an adorable young chimp with an entertaining approach to life. The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimps who love creating mayhem. His playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Stunning hi-definition images bring you up close and personal as Oscar and his family navigate thecomplex territory of the forest. It’s an inspiring and life-changing adventure that overflows with courage and charm. And it will capture your heart.

Bonus Features:

DVD:

  • See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees”—This feature details the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” conservation program and how for every copy of the film purchased until August 27, 2012, Disneynature will make a donation to JGI to protect chimpanzees today and tomorrow. The feature also includes an interview with Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace.
  • Disney’s Friends for Change—This feature highlights Disney’s Friends for Change, a program that showcases steps that kids and families can take to make a positive impact on the world and the people and animals that live there.
  • Disney’s Conservation Legacy—This feature provides a look at the conservation efforts that Disney sponsors around the world.

BLU-RAY:

Everything on the DVD, plus …

ON LOCATION: THE MAKING OF “CHIMPANZEE” is a series of exciting short features that delve further into the incredible lengths the filmmakers went to tell the story of Oscar and his chimpanzee family.

  • 30 Years in the Making—The story of the team of researchers who have been observing chimpanzees in the Ivory Coast for 30 years
  • The Heart of the “Chimpanzee”—A behind-the-scenes look at how and why the film was made.
  • Piece of the Puzzle—A cameraman’s two-hour daily trek through the forest to get to the chimpanzees.
  • Don’t Blame the Tool—An observation of the chimpanzees’ daily lives and how they use rocks as tools to prepare their food.
  • Scar’s Army—An inside look at the struggles between the film’s two rival chimpanzee groups who share the same forest home.
  • Camp Invaders—Afeaturette on all the creepy, crawly creatures found at the filmmakers’ forest camp.
  • Forest of Bees—A feature detailing how the crew spent two days wading through a sea of bees that inhabited their filming location in order to capture 20 seconds of footage.
  • “Rise” Music Video—A music video featuring Hollywood Records recording artists McClain Sisters who wrote and performed the inspirational song that plays during the film’s end credits.
  • Behind the Scenes of “Rise”—An inside look at McClain Sisters music video shoot.

 My thoughts…Watching the daily activities of Oscar and his Mom was sweet and inspiring. I’m really appreciating the lengths that the DisneyNature crew members go through to capture something so spectacular. It’s like bringing a nature lesson that much closer without going out to the zoo – even then, at a zoo, you’d never get to learn or witness that much knowledge or beauty.

It was great to see the head chimp, Freddy, step up to the plate and help out Oscar after their tribe got ambushed and his Mom was missing…well, only after Oscar approached him and the others rejected him. As a Mom, I couldn’t imagine, not stepping up and helping out a little guy who lost his mother…even if you already have your hands full, there’s always room for one more!

This was a great flick, that left my 4yo son with lots of questions and my daughter in awe of the real nature. We can’t wait to see what else DisneyNature will come up with.

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I received a complementary copy of the dvd to write my review recently and I have NOT been compensated in any other way. This post was written with MY opinion ONLY. Thank you!

{ 94 comments }

51 Erica C. September 1, 2012 at 3:49 PM

My nephew would like this.

52 Jaque R. September 1, 2012 at 4:55 PM

My children, of course. :-) Thank you.

53 Angela W September 1, 2012 at 5:08 PM

I would love to win this for my daughter, thanks!

54 paige jagan September 1, 2012 at 8:35 PM

my 6 year old son!

55 Ash Johnson September 1, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Think my nephew would love this

56 ShempLabs September 1, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Both of my kids would love this.

57 Jennifer Paige September 1, 2012 at 9:52 PM

My neighbor, who works at a chimp sanctuary.

58 Carolyn Daley September 1, 2012 at 10:32 PM

I would watch it with my boyfriend

59 Cristi September 1, 2012 at 10:36 PM

This is a great movie for family night.

60 JoAnn F. September 2, 2012 at 4:53 AM

My grandson!
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61 Amy DeLong September 2, 2012 at 5:03 AM

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62 Jim W. September 2, 2012 at 6:27 AM

My kids

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64 Chrystal J. September 2, 2012 at 9:40 AM

With my sister.

65 Joan Troche September 2, 2012 at 9:47 AM

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66 dario September 2, 2012 at 10:59 AM

I would watch it with my daughter who loves animals and wants to be a vet or zoo keeper

67 sarah keel September 2, 2012 at 11:14 AM

i would like to see this movie with my children

68 amy deeter September 2, 2012 at 11:34 AM

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69 cheryl September 2, 2012 at 12:28 PM

I’d watch it with my husband

70 Carolyn Gates September 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

My 7 and 4 year old

71 Susan Smith September 2, 2012 at 12:49 PM

My daughter

72 Rachel Newman September 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

I would see this movie with my boyfriend because we both love animals.

73 Liz Terek September 2, 2012 at 2:17 PM

My 3 sons

74 Samantha September 2, 2012 at 2:43 PM

I would love to watch this with my boyfriend again. It is such a cute movie!

75 Cynthia September 2, 2012 at 2:51 PM

I would love to watch this movie with my little neighbors.

76 Jennifer Peaslee September 2, 2012 at 3:14 PM

I’d like to see t his with my nephew!

77 Kristin September 2, 2012 at 3:41 PM

My 3yo niece!

78 Kathy Pease September 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

id love to see this with my family

79 Brenda Elsner September 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM

I would love to watch this with my kids.

80 Caitlin McClure September 2, 2012 at 4:06 PM

I’d like to see it with my son

81 Cheryl Reinhardt September 2, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I think it would be a great movie! Have always loved monkey too!!!

82 Erika September 2, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I would love to win this to watch with my 3 boys! Thanks!

83 Melissa VandenBerg September 2, 2012 at 4:52 PM

I would want to watch it with my three boys!!

84 Brad Merrell September 2, 2012 at 4:54 PM

My mom loves chimps

85 Vicki D. September 2, 2012 at 5:02 PM

I wanted to see this movie when it first came out. I would like to watch it at home now with our son.

86 Allan September 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

My daughter.

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With my hubby

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with my niece

89 Tim Moss September 2, 2012 at 7:37 PM

With my wife.

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my neice and newphew ty.

91 DanV September 2, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I’d like to see it with my kids

92 mike b September 2, 2012 at 8:50 PM

with my nephews

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My Mom

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