Disneynature’s, Chimpanzee BLU-RAY/DVD Combo Pack Review & Giveaway!!!

Experience the Spectacular Imagery and Stunning High-Definition Visuals on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital & On-Demand August 21, 2012


Disneynature Will Donate a Portion of First-Week Sales to the Jane Goodall Institute Through the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” Conservation Program

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 Conservation Fund 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 through infrastructure 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 fellow young 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 the complex 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 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 DVD, plus:

On Location: The Making of Chimpanzee is a series of exciting short features that delve further into the incredible lengths of filmmakers went to tell the story of Oscar and his chimpanzee family.

30 Years in the making The story of the team of researchers who have been observing chimpanzees in the Ivory Coast for 30 years.

The Heart of the Chimpanzee- A behind-the-scenes look at how and why the film was made.

Piece of the Puzzle- A cameraman’s two-hour daily trek through the forest to get to the chimpanzees.

Don’t Blame the Tool- An observation of the chimpanzee’s daily lives and how they use rocks as tools to prepare their food.

Scar’s Army- An inside look at the struggles between the film’s two rival chimpanzee groups who share the same forest home.

Camp Invaders- A featurette on all the creepy, crawly creatures found at the filmmakers’ forest camp.

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.

My Thoughts:

I remember from the time we were watching the previews for Chimpanzee that my little boys were entranced with the scenes.  Even as toddlers they knew that this creature was very human like and told me where his Daddy was and that he was playing with him and then snuggling up and sleeping on him.  The preview clips stirred my anticipation for the release as well.  I was stoked to find our review BLU-RAY/DVD Combo Pack of Chimpanzee in the mail recently.  This movie is the true story of a three-year old chimp named Oscar who found himself lost and alone and the bond that formed when an adult chimp knew what he had to do and raised him as his own.  The love, learning, and strong bond that grows as he grows is a pure joy to watch.  This movie shows that family bonds run deep in the animal kingdom.  Oscar is an inquisitive little chimp with the African rain forest as his playground.  His mischievous antics had our whole family laughing and the heartwarming love bonds will have you feeling warm and fuzzy.  This movie let’s you get so close and see not only the charm of these creatures but the courage and it will truly capture your heart.  If you are looking for a great movie to watch with you whole family then you should check out Chimpanzee on BLU-RAY and DVD.


Disney is also sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win a Chimpanzee BLU-RAY/DVD Combo Pack.  Thank you Disney for the review pack and for sponsoring this awesome giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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21 Responses to Disneynature’s, Chimpanzee BLU-RAY/DVD Combo Pack Review & Giveaway!!!

  1. Stephen N.


  2. Carl

    Disneynature: Earth

  3. amy v

    i think there was a lion movie but i don’t remember the name.

  4. Jenny

    African Cats – we have seen and LOVE all of the Disneynature movies. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Melissa

    Disneynature: Crimson Wing

  6. Stephanie Hirsch

    DisneyNature Earth

  7. Patricia Williams

    Disney earth

  8. Jessica Cintron

    Disneynature Earth

  9. Jammie

    african cats

  10. Wendy W.

    Disneynature: Earth

  11. Margot C

    We love the Disney Nature ‘African Cats’ film.

  12. Ronald O.

    Disney Nature: ‘OCEANS’

  13. Heather S

    Another one is DisneyNaure Earth.

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