First off, let us say hot buttered popcorn is surprisingly appetizing at 10am on a Saturday morning. Thanks to Walt Disney Pictures Canada, we found ourselves munching our way through a bag with the kids at the Vancouver screening of Chimpanzee, Disneynature's latest offering for Earth Day. We promised our friends at Disney a review, so here it is – a family perspective on Chimpanzee, starting with the youngest of the clan.
"Oscar was cute when he climbed up the trees. It was cute when he didn't break the nut with the log. It was cute when the Mom fed Oscar. It was cute when Oscar and his friend played. I didn't like when Freddie and Scar attacked each other. I want to watch it on TV next!"
~ Daughter 2, age 5
"It was fascinating to watch and you didn't know what would happen next so it kept you in suspense. My favourite part was watching Oscar learn how to crack a nut. He kept on on trying to crack it with bigger and bigger logs then finally he used a rock. I didn't like the part with the Leopard. If I could, I would take my friends to go see this movie, but this time in 3D so then it would seem like you're actually in the jungle!" ~ Daughter 1, age 9
"The best wildlife documentary I've seen. The cinematography was excellent and seeing the outtakes at the end, it was like there was an entire movie in just how the film crew achieved such spectacular results." ~ Dad, Colin
''Mesmerizing cinematography, riveting drama, suspenseful, educational - an hour and a bit well spent. Tim Allen revs things up with an added dose of humour as narrator. I was surprised at how much I learned about chimps – from how they weave sleeping platforms and hunt monkeys to cracking nuts with natural tools – and how much their mamas are like us! ~ Mom, Louise
Disneynature's Chimpanzee opens April 20th and for every ticket purchased during the first week of release, Disneynature will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada to help protect chimpanzees.