The adorable Oscar is now going home, your home. On August 21st, Disneynatures’ CHIMPANZEE releases on 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. Bonus material includes a making-of documentary, the "Rise" music video from McClain Sisters and more!
I love Oscar and quickly fell in love with him the very first time I saw a preview for him. He is an adorable little guy that steals your heart just as he stole his mothers. While he was growing up with his family, his mother died and he was left all alone to fend for himself. Being as small as he was he couldn’t quite do everything required to survive all alone. So he asked the other moms in the community to adopt him, they all turned him away as they were teaching their own children. It was heart wrenching to watch. However, Oscar was not one to just curl up and give up. He asked their leader to help him out and he was adopted.
During my experience watching Chimpanzee in Orlando with Disney I had the opportunity to talk with Jane Goodall first hand. She said that an adventure like this is unexpected and hardly ever happens. While they watch Chimpanzee families, they do not interfere and they would have had to watch him die, but this story unfolded right before them, they were about to give up on poor Oscar luckily his life changed.
Be sure to get your own copy of Chimpanzee and share Oscar with your own family.
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.