This past Friday, I was honored to attend the world premiere of Disneynature’s newest film, Chimpanzee. As the fourth film from Disneynature, it is a playful, energetic movie about a family’s bond and overcoming adversities – be sure and bring tissues.
The film follows young Oscar through the jungle as he discovers a new world, along side his mother, Isha. I found myself smiling as Oscar played in the jungle, as only a young chimpanzee could do – swinging through the trees and learning how to find food.
As a mom, seeing the love between Oscar and his mother was breathtaking. My heart melted watching Isha lead her young child through their journey in the jungle. When a rival tribe moves into the area, an unexpected turn of events changes Oscar’s life forever. The story continues showing a unique bond with a friendly ally in the ultimate display of adversity and triumph.
Tim Allen does a fantastic job narrating the film, bringing humor to Oscar’s story. Coming into the film, I didn’t know much about Chimpanzees. In partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute, the film does a great job of educating the audience, offering an inside look at the lives of Chimpanzees. I now feel I have a much greater knowledge of this beautiful species.
Chimpanzee is rated G and is 79 minutes long.
Since the premiere, I’ve had quite a few people ask whether I thought it was appropriate for preschool aged children to see the movie. My opinion? Yes! There are a few times when the movie gets a little loud, but there is no visible violence. I would have no worries taking my three-year old daughter, Maggie to see it. In fact….this movie might be her first trip to the movie theater!
Chimpanzee swings into theaters on Earth Day – this Friday, April 20th.
** Walt Disney Pictures, the Kissimmee CVB and Global Resort Homes is providing me with an all expenses paid trip to Central Florida for the red carpet premiere of Chimpanzee. Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own and not influenced by others. **