Rated G · 78 minutes · 2012

While watching Disneynature’s latest effort, I was reminded of some of the shows I used to catch as a kid during TV’s Wonderful World of Disney. I remembered being wowed by the cool nature footage that Walt’s army used to catch, and I also remembered that the narration would bore and/or annoy me in contrast. Such is the case with this movie. The footage of a little chimpanzee orphan dubbed Oscar is amazing stuff. Oscar, an energetic 3-year-old, is a cute little shit, and I could watch hours of footage featuring his adorable eyes and natural sense of mischief. I’d say I’d like to pinch his cheek, but he would probably tear my arms off in the process. As for listening to Tim Allen narrate the story of Oscar and his predicament (“Power tools … grr!”), I was longing for the voice of Morgan Freeman or James Earl Jones. Or perhaps even the famous primatologist Jane Goodall, who served as an adviser on the flick.

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Little Orphan Oscar

The visuals in Disney's 'Chimpanzee' amaze; sadly, Tim Allen's narration annoys »

Official Site: disney.go.com/disneynature/chimpanzee
Director: Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield
Producer: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield and Alix Tidmarsh
Cast: Tim Allen




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Arkansas Times Monkey movie The stunning visuals in 'Chimpanzee' would work without goofy voiceover. by Sam Eifling 04/25/2012
The Coast Halifax Chimpanzee straddles a line between drama and documentary Disney-produced primate picture heavy on the cheese but tolerable by Molly Segal 04/19/2012

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