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Chimpanzee Video Gives Us A Look At Disneynature's New Documentary

Come next month, just in time for Earth Day, the polar bears will go against the chimpanzees on the big screen, figuratively speaking. While Warner Bros. has the polar bear documentary To the Arctic set to arrive in theaters on April 20, Disneynature’s Chimpanzee, will also release that weekend.

Those of us prone to tears at the sight of adorable things may have caught a case of the sniffles when watching the trailer for Chimpanzee, which introduces us to Oscar, a baby chimp whose life takes an unexpected turn. The documentary is described as “a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph.”

The trailer gives us an idea of the story that’s set to be told in the film, as does the video below, which features directors Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield, as well as Dr. Jane Goodall, Martyn Colbeck (Principal Photography) as they talk about the film, Oscar the chimp, and how movie-goers who see the film during opening week will help.

As specified in the video above, “See Chimpanzee opening week and Disneynature will make a donation in your honor to the Jane Goodall Institute to help save chimpanzees today and tomorrow.” According to, opening week is April 20 -April 26, and Disneynature’s contribution is 20 cents per movie ticket.

The funds will help:Protect their home—the tropical forest;Educate the next generation; andCare for orphaned chimpanzees.

You can read more about the “See Chimpanzee, Save Chimpanzee” program at Disney’s Disneynature site. Find more information, photos and the trailer for Chimpanzee, in our Blend Film Database..