Here at my house, I have a little boy who will be celebrating his 6th birthday on that day. Sounds like a good excuse to go to the movies to me. And, it just so happens that Disneynature’s CHIMPANZEE will be opening in theaters that very day!
Two years ago, Gracie and I went to see Disneynature’s OCEANS together (it tied in perfectly with what she was studying in science that year). While there may have been a reference or two to “millions of years ago. . . “, the picture was breathtaking on so many levels – it literally felt as if we were there in the ocean. I know we both did a lot of ooh-ing and ahh-ing in the theater that day. And we talked about the movie for weeks afterwards.
We have not yet had opportunity to see Disneynature’s EARTH or AFRICAN CATS (but we’d like to). I’ve always had a fondness for monkeys and apes – so I’m especially looking forward to CHIMPANZEE.
Here’s a bit more about this upcoming movie:
Disneynature takes moviegoers deep into the forests of Africa with “Chimpanzee,” a new True-Life Adventure introducing an adorable young chimp named Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph. Oscar’s playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Working together, Oscar’s chimpanzee family—including his mom, Isha, and the group’s savvy leader, Freddy — navigates the complex territory of the forest.
The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimps, who’d rather make mayhem than join their parents for an afternoon nap. But when Oscar’s family is confronted by a rival band of chimps, he is left to fend for himself until a surprising ally steps in and changes his life forever. Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“African Cats” and “Earth”) and Mark Linfield (“Earth”), “Chimpanzee” swings into theaters on Earth Day 2012.
As an adoptive parent myself, I’m especially interested to see the special bond between Oscar and Freddy. Heartwarming!