Disneynature’s Chimpanzee on Blu-Ray and DVD

On August 21, 2012, Disneynature’s most unforgettable and heartwarming adventure yet, “Chimpanzee,” debuts as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD), Digital and On-Demand viewing. The inspiring film follows the True-Life Adventure of Oscar, a young chimpanzee whose curiosity and zest for life showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom.

To celebrate the in-home debut of “Chimpanzee,” Disneynature is proud to continue the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” conservation program initiated with the film’s theatrical release. For every purchase of the movie through August 27, 2012, Disneynature will make a donation through the Disney Worldwide ConservationFund to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to conserve chimpanzee habitat, educate the next generation, and provide care for orphaned chimpanzees.

The conservation program tied to the theatrical release will help protect 129,236 acres (202 square miles) of wild chimpanzee habitat throughinfrastructure investments in the expanded Tchimpounga Nature Reserve in the Republic of Congo (Congo); educate 60,000 schoolchildren about chimpanzee conservation; and provide food and medicine for nearly all of the orphaned chimpanzees at JGI’s Tchimpounga chimpanzee sanctuary for at least the next year.

In addition to the remarkable story filmed in the depths of the African forest, the “Chimpanzee” Blu-ray Combo Pack is filled with spectacular bonus features, including in-depth behind-the-scenes footage showcasing the filmmakers’ amazing efforts to document the making of the film; a music video for the song “Rise,” written and performed by McClain Sisters; a feature on Disney’s conservation legacy; and much more.

Film Synopsis:

From Disneynature, the studio that brought you “Earth,” “Oceans,” and “African Cats,” comes “Chimpanzee” — a remarkable story of individual triumph and family bonds. Journey deep into the African forest and meet Oscar, an adorable young chimp with an entertaining approach to life. The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellowyoung chimps who love creating mayhem. His playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Stunning hi-definition images bring you up close and personal as Oscar and his family navigate thecomplex territory of the forest. It’s an inspiring and life-changing adventure that overflows with courage and charm. And it will capture your heart.

Bonus Features:

DVD:
· “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees”—This feature details the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” conservation program and how for every copy of the film purchased until August 27, 2012, Disneynature will make a donation to JGI to protect chimpanzees today and tomorrow. The feature also includes an interview with Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace.

· Disney’s Friends for Change—This feature highlights Disney’s Friends for Change, a program that showcases steps that kids and families can take to make a positive impact on the world and the people and animals that live there.
· Disney’s Conservation Legacy—This feature provides a look at the conservation efforts that Disney sponsors around the world.

BLU-RAY:

Everything on the DVD, plus …

ON LOCATION: THE MAKING OF “CHIMPANZEE” is a series of exciting short features that delve further into the incredible lengths the filmmakers went to tell the story of Oscar and his chimpanzee family.
o 30 Years in the Making—The story of the team of researchers who have been observing chimpanzees in the Ivory Coast for 30 years.
o The Heart of the “Chimpanzee”—A behind-the-scenes look at how and why the film was made.
o Piece of the Puzzle—A cameraman’s two-hour daily trek through the forest to get to the chimpanzees.
o Don’t Blame the Tool—An observation of the chimpanzees’ daily lives and how they use rocks as tools to prepare their food.
o Scar’s Army—An inside look at the struggles between the film’s two rival chimpanzee groups who share the same forest home.
o Camp Invaders—Afeaturette on all the creepy, crawly creatures found at the filmmakers’ forest camp.
o Forest of Bees—A feature detailing how the crew spent two days wading through a sea of bees that inhabited their filming location in order to capture 20 seconds of footage.
· “Rise” Music Video—A music video featuring Hollywood Records recording artists McClain Sisters who wrote and performed the inspirational song that plays during the film’s end credits.
· Behind the Scenes of “Rise”—An inside look at McClain Sisters music video shoot.

DIGITAL:

· “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees”
· Disney’s Friends for Change
· Disney’s Conservation Legacy
· “Rise” Music Video
· ON LOCATION: THE MAKING OF “CHIMPANZEE”
o 30 Years in the Making
o The Heart of the “Chimpanzee”

I love this film! I loved it when we saw it in theaters and loved watching it at home with the kiddos. We only made it halfway through with the kids before they lost interest (it’s a little much to ask 4 year olds to watch this), but I loved that they had questions about what they were watching.

The making of section on the Blu-Ray is definitely worth watching! The film itself is breathtaking and watching how it all came together is just inspiring. I cannot believe these people braved everything to film this documentary.

I have two chances for you to win a copy of Chimpanzee! The first Rafflecopter is hosted by me and you will win a copy of Disneynature’s Chimpanzee. Simply fill out all of the info and then check back on August 29th to see if you’ve won!

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Here’s chance number 2! This one is hosted through Disney and is for a totally awesome Grand Prize Pack that includes: (1) CHIMPANZEE Blu-ray Combo Pack (1) CHIMPANZEE Inspired Alex Woo Pendant Necklace (1) CHIMPANZEE: Making of the Film book by Christophe Boesch & Sanjida O’Connell (1) Reusable CHIMPANZEE Shopping Bag (1) CHIMPANZEE ‘Oscar’ plush toy a Rafflecopter giveawayYou are more than welcome to enter both giveaways! Just remember, I have zero control over the second one. Good luck everyone!

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20 comments

  1. I am fascinated by chimpanzees! I would love to see this video!
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  2. Next subject: Dolphins!
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  3. …Favorite? Chimps!
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  4. Next Subject – whales! they are so magical – we always watch the Planet Earth DVD about the oceans and the girls just love it during the whale parts

  5. Saw it in the theatre, Jane Goodall is my idol, have every one of her books (and her autograph!) 🙂
    Thanks for the contest!

  6. I would like to see elephants as the next subject!

  7. A movie about giraffes

  8. African cats was my favorite

  9. something on the amazon would be cool

  10. i liked the african cats

  11. Elephants! Or Ella Pants as my twins call them!

  12. Elephants for sure!

  13. I would love to see elephants as the next subject!
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  14. Favorite is definitely the chimps!
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  15. I really want to see this! Not sure what the next subject should be… something about Global Climate Change.

  16. My favorite? I’m sure will be the Chimpazees 🙂

  17. Elephants!

  18. This looks great! Would love to see dolphins next!

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