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Chimpanzee (2012)

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A 3-months-old chimpanzee is separated from his troop and is then adopted by a fully-grown male.

Writers:

Alastair Fothergill (original concept), Mark Linfield (original concept) | 3 more credits »

Star:

Tim Allen
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Cast

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Tim Allen ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Oscar, a baby chimpanzee is enjoying his life with his mother in the jungles along the Ivory Coast. Without warning, young Oscar is tragically orphaned during an attack from a rival group of chimpanzees. Afterwards, he attempts to survive on his own, and to be accepted by the other chimps. But Oscar struggles, until he is surprisingly adopted by the Alpha Male of his group. Written by Anonymous

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For Oscar, every day is an adventure.

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Documentary

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney [United States]

Country:

Tanzania | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chimpancés See more »

Filming Locations:

Ivory Coast See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,673,748, 22 April 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,965,459, 5 August 2012
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Great Ape Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film crew spent three years working on the film in the remote Tai Forest. See more »

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Written by China Anne McClain, Lauryn Alisa McClain and Sierra Aylina McClain
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Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Remarkable story and filming
5 August 2012 | by stewartpauldSee all my reviews

I work as a wildlife cameraman - but (sadly) was not involved in this film. When I watched it I realised a new bench mark has been set for these wildlife feature movies. Anyone who has worked in West Africa will agree it is one of the toughest habitats to film in - and chimps can be one of the hardest animals to follow. With that in mind, the achievement of getting a unique true story like this - one that brings us so close to the animals in every way - is quite remarkable. I don't want to put in spoilers, but the story is heartwarming and the characters so strong that you could almost believe this was animated - but it is much better than that. This is true life. A beautiful movie!


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