Thursday, February 14, 2013
Movie Review: Disney's Chimpanzee
In Disney's family documentary "Chimpanzee", we follow the movements of two troops of rival chimps and focus primarily on Oscar and his trials and tribulations.
I love primates. If I had been focused enough and smart enough, and didn't hate bugs and snakes so much, I might have become a Jane Goodall type. They fascinate me. Chimps, Bonobos, Gorillas...I love them.
The use of tools demonstrated by these chimps is nothing sort of jaw-dropping. I can remember a time, when it was thought that primates didn't use, OR make tools and that discovery was monumental.
This film is rated G but I'm wondering if it is too slow moving for really young kids. They might lose interest. Certainly there is nothing objectionable about it and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Watch the trailer below or via this link. We rented it through Netflix.