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April 20, 2012
G , 1 hr 18 min
715 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: A baby chimp and his family go about their daily lives in the African forest.
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China Anne McClain
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New York Daily News
By Joe Neumaier
Chimpanzee lets everyone feel like a mini-Jane Goodall.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
By Joe Williams
An eye-opening primer in cross-species similarity. We learn that apes are violent and territorial but also that they are capable of...
San Francisco Chronicle
By Peter Hartlaub
The stunning and mostly uncompromising visuals more than compensate for the frequent corny turns of phrase.
By Ty Burr
In general, the more young people who see the film, the more who will be made aware of a fascinating, complicated near-relative whose...
No amount of gorgeous jungle footage can make up for the fact that this Disney-produced documentary feels about as natural as an episode of...
By Michelle Orange
Inter-chimp and territorial fighting are facts of nature, but the extreme anthropomorphism of Chimpanzee makes what is natural feel...
By Michael O'Sullivan
But nature is messy, and Chimpanzee doesn't shrink from that, to its credit. Fothergill and Linfield at least exercise discretion when...
By Claudia Puig
It's unfortunate that the filmmakers juxtapose those striking visuals with a warlike anthropomorphizing element.
By Mark Jenkins
"Humanize" might not seem the obvious verb for what happens in Chimpanzee, Disneynature's latest kiddie documentary. But it's dead on; this...
The Hollywood Reporter
By Todd McCarthy
Some privileged nature footage from the African rain forest is dishonored by deeply silly narration in Chimpanzee.
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Rated G | For Mature Theme
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+
Chimp "adoption" documentary has some scary moments.
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