Disneynature’s newest True-Life Adventure “Chimpanzee” will have its world premiere at the Walt Disney World Resort. On April 13, 2012 at AMC Downtown Disney beginning at 11 a.m., directors Alastair Fothergill (“African Cats” and “Earth”) and Mark Linfield (“Earth”) will walk the red carpet along with Dr. Jane Goodall.
Disneynature has joined forces with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) for a special “See CHIMPANZEE, Save Chimpanzees” program. For every moviegoer who sees “Chimpanzee” during the film’s opening week (April 20-26, 2012), Disneynature will make a donation to JGI through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund in order to protect chimpanzees and their habitats.
The world premiere of “Chimpanzee” is part of the Disney Kids and Nature Celebration (April 12-14, 2012, at the Walt Disney World Resort), which recognizes, rewards and inspires lifelong conservation leadership. The Celebration features a host of events, including a special Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Awards Ceremony that honors five organizations for programs that connect kids to nature, and the Friends for Change Youth Summit.
“Chimpanzee” tells the story of Oscar, a young chimpanzee whose life is caught on camera for the world to share. Oscar’s 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.
“Chimpanzee” swings into theaters countrywide on April 20, 2012, just in time for Earth Day 2012. The film is rated G by the MPAA.