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 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 DVD, plus:
On Location: The Making of Chimpanzee is a series of exciting short features that delve further into the incredible lengths of 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 chimpanzee’s 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- A featurette 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.
Chimpanzee is a beautifully filmed documentary about chimpanzees living in the depths of African Forest. Although my kids love watching them interact with one another every time we visit the zoo, they don't know much about these animals habitat or how they survive in the natural world. We watched the blu-ray on a family movie night and we were all amazed by how incredible the animal kingdom is. We especially loved learning about chimpanzees from Oscar and being able to watch him grow is fantastic. If you already saw this film in the theaters, I still recommend picking up the blu-ray combo. The blu-ray includes behind the scenes clips for anyone who would like to learn more about how and why the film was made. After watching all of the bonus features on the blu-ray, it definitely made us appreciated how much the film makers had to go through to create this documentary even more.
Blu-ray combo of the film could be purchased here: http://www.amazon.com/Disneynature-Chimpanzee-Two-Disc-Blu-ray-Packaging/dp/B007VYQ9G2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345932063&sr=8-1&keywords=Chimpanzee
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