Disney Nature's Chimpanzee
Disney Nature’s Chimpanzee follows Oscar, a young chimpanzee, as he grows up in the wild. Viewers watch as he learns how to break nuts, find food, groom his friends, and survive without his mother. The movie is narrated by Tim Allen and directed by Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield.
Chimpanzee was far from what I expected. Instead of being a documentary about how chimpanzees survive, it was a story of one chimpanzee growing up in the jungle. It had a much stronger plot than I had predicted. In fact, the plot was so strong that it made me wonder if things had been edited for the plot’s sake. It certainly seemed as though a lot of divine intervention was happening that favored the directors and producers.
Tim Allen did a great job narrating the film. His personality came through as he spoke, and he added a magical touch to Oscar’s story. He was fun and light-hearted when the story called for it and more serious when he needed to be.
Chimpanzee is a great film for children between the ages of five and ten. Older children and adults may find it boring and younger children may not understand what is going on because it does include some death, as do most movies involving the circle of life.