Disney's Chimpanzee Enjoys Five Star Reviews


The new Disney documentary 'Chimpanzee' has been awarded five stars from New York Daily News, for its remarkable, moving depiction of Oscar, the orphan chimp and his adoptive father, alpha male Freddy. Alistair Fothergill, the film's director and producer, told the Daily News "The whole politics of chimpanzee society is completely fascinating and I always thought they were the perfect animal to film."
The power of the film seems to stem from the chimps' characterful faces. "There is meaning in those eyes," says Fothergill. "We connect with them. We know they're intelligent, engaging animals." The story that the filmmakers managed to capture astounded even the scientists who work with chimpanzees on a regular basis. "We have never seen chimpanzees like this before," they told Fothergill. "You have taken the forest away, you have opened up and exposed the chimpanzees." Baby chimp Oscar is undoubtedly the star of the show, described as being "like a hairy HALEY JOEL OSMONT circa 1999, only more likeable." The review also praises the filming techniques, though, for making the viewer feel as though they are right in the thick of the action.
The movie is narrated by Toy Story voiceover star and comedian Tim Allen and the review concludes "If Hollywood ever tried to replicate Freddy and Oscar's sweet odd-couple friendship, it's doubtful they could find human actors more humane than these two". Chimpanzee opens today (April 20, 2012) in the USA, with later release dates scheduled for Europe.


Contactmusic

Tags: Disney - Tim Allen


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Disney Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Disney

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All