Disneynature’s Chimpanzee Released on Blu-ray/DVD {Giveaway}

With two young girls in my home, you can believe that we are immersed in all things Disney.  From princesses to fairies and Minnie Mouse to Toy Story, we are “Disney-fied” and our recent trip to Disney World only exaggerated their obsession.  So, I was thrilled when Chimpanzee was released in theaters!  However, from reading a few reviews of the movie I was unsure if it would be appropriate for my young girls so I decided to wait for the movie to be released on DVD.

And the day has come! Disneynature released Chimpanzee on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital and On-Demand viewing on August 21, 2012.  Chimpanzee is “an inspiring film that follows the True-Life Adventure of Oscar, a young chimpanzee whose curiosity and zest for life showcases the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom.”  Check out the trailer:


After viewing the trailer, I was definitely intrigued by the photography captured in this movie as well as Oscar’s story but was worried it would be too “real” for my little ones.  I knew that the movie surrounds the death of Oscar’s mother and I wasn’t sure how my daughters would process that scene.  That being said, after watching the movie alone, I was incredibly impressed with how this story is told.  Chimpanzee does indeed focus on what life is like for these animals including foraging and fighting for tribal position but does not show violence.  While scenes can get frantic and it is apparent that violence is happening, Chimpanzee does not show any gore that would be inappropriate.  In fact, the overwhelming theme of the movie is triumph, love and just plain cuteness!


I absolutely loved Chimpanzee and do feel like my daughters can handle it.  Of course, every child is different, so I would suggest watching it first on your own.  Another advantage of purchasing the Blu-ray Combo Pack is the incredible bonus features.  The behind the scenes clips are even more amazing that the movie!  Check out one of the features here:

Disneynature: Chimpanzee can be purchased for just $22.72 on Amazon right now!  This would certainly make a great holiday gift!  And if you are super lucky, you can win one right here on Experimental Mommy!

This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  While I received this product to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.

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  1. I can’t wait to see Disney Natures, Chimpanzee, because I love the previous Disney Nature documentary series. And I know that Chimpanzee will be another great documentary by Disney! And will be fun and entertaining for the whole family as well as informative! Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  2. I love animals and anything to do with nature. This movie looks very heart-warming.

  3. I want to see this movie because I love all the Disney Nature films AND I love me some chimps. =)

  4. Stephen N. says:

    I LOVE DisneyNature, and nature docs in general, and haven’t been able to see this one yet.

  5. Elizabeth Groves says:

    I really wanted to see this in the theater but with a 2 year old I never found the time! I saw Jane Goodall on The Daily Show and the interview made me really want to see this movie! I love documentaries!

  6. I dig primates.

  7. debbie jackson says:

    I want to see this because I love nature films
    pin as jacksondeb

    debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  8. We love monkeys and chimps!

  9. Bethany C. says:

    Because chimps are super cute (and need our protection)!

  10. my kids love chimps and we cant wait to watch this

  11. Adrienne gordon says:

    I love these nature documentaries

  12. I can’t wait to see this movie because my whole family loves animals and I’m sure Disney will do a great job!

  13. Jessica Fox says:

    I’d love to see this!

  14. I love Chimpanzees and this sounds like a nice story with amazing photography!
    Thank you!

  15. because I love movies about animals

  16. My daughter was SO excited about this movie, typically we don’t take her to the theater because she has epilepsy and often she can’t handle a movie in just one sitting. But she wanted to see this one so badly (she loves all animals and we had read the book on how they made the “movie”) that I took her to the movies this summer when it was playing for $1. She LOVED it. So I would love to win because she hasn’t stopped talking about it, she tells everyone it was the best movie she’s seen. I know she’d love to see it again.

  17. my niece loves monkeys!

  18. joanne major says:

    i seen in theaters would love to own and watch when ever we wanted to

  19. Jennifer M. says:

    I love animal documentaries and this looks interesting.

  20. nannypanpan says:

    love animal movies, good for family time

  21. Michelle C says:

    My kids and I watched the previews during another movie and have been excited about it ever since. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  22. I love wild animals.

  23. Oscar is so cute and I want to see his adventures.

  24. I love movies about nature.

  25. Because chimps are such interesting creatures!
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

  26. sounds like a very interesting movie

  27. April Brenay says:

    love disney nature films!

  28. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Chimps are my favorite so this is exciting to me. I think I loved them since the Beverly Hillbillies way back when Ellie Mae had one

  29. I have heard alot about it. I think it is a interesting story.

  30. because the story is so endearing

  31. I love all things Disney, and this film looks adorable. My son saw it on a school field trip and really enjoyed it, so the rest of the family would love to see it as well.

  32. I love chimps and it looks like a great family movie!

  33. I have heard so much about the movie and how Oscar’s relationship is special. Can not wait to watch it with my kids.

  34. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I can’t wait because i love chimps!

  35. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I love Chimps! I have since I was a young kid. My kids hate to go to the zoo with me because I will stay at the chimp house forever!
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  36. I can’t wait to see it b/c I love a good animal documentary!

  37. Chrystal J. says:

    When I saw the trailer to this, I knew I had to see it. It looks so heartwarming.

  38. I love Disney movies… any of them.

  39. natalia ryjova says:

    good for family.

  40. i cant wait to see this because i love movies about animals.

  41. ryan minton says:

    I love chimps…and from the clips ive seen it looks amazing with some humor thrown in via voice over by tim allen


  42. My family loves animal movies!

  43. I enjoy nature shows, and my daughters cannot wait to see the story of the baby chimp.

  44. It just sounds so cute and sweet!

  45. I can’t wait to see this movie because I love the disney nature films and I was very upset to miss this in theaters.

  46. I LovE chimpanzees!

  47. All Disney films are great and I am very fond of the Chimpanzee. 🙂 Thank you.

  48. This is a great movie for family night. We have seen the previews and it looks very interesting.

  49. Austin Baroudi says:

    My daughter has a fasination with chimps and I think she’d really love this!!!

  50. The reviews look great on this!

  51. Linda Kish says:

    I love chimpanzees

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  52. I would like to see it with my son. He loves any nature movie.

  53. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I enjoy a good nature flick

  54. it looks like it owuld be fun and educational great to watch with my son

  55. I think it’ll be cute!

  56. Monique Rizzo says:

    I wanna see this because I love Chimps!
    Thanks for the chance.

  57. Ash Johnson says:

    This looks super-cute. I love animal documentaries.

  58. I absolutely love chimps and my daughter loves all animal documentaries

  59. Because it is something my children will enjoy!

  60. I think the kids will love it!

  61. It just looks so cute. I want to watch this with my four kids. i think they will all love it. thanks

  62. We saw this film, and it is absolutely amazing. We loved it, and we are big-time animal/nature lovers!

  63. I love Nature movies like this!

  64. My daughter actually saw this with my parents and enjoyed it. She is 7 – so I think it is appropriate for younger girls, but probably not much younger than 5…

  65. It looks like such a cute movie

  66. Brad Merrell says:

    My mom really wants to see it. She loves monkees

  67. Paula Tavernie says:

    It looks adorable and would love to see!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  68. because we are actually studying primates in our homeschooling class next week!!! This would be perfect! Thanks for the opportunity.

  69. christal c w says:

    My daughter has been asking about this movie and she love animals….I would like to make her day with this movie

  70. Caitlin McClure says:

    I love animals 🙂

  71. I can’t wait to see this film because it combines two of my passions — animals and nature — and shows the fascinating development of both in their natural habitat!

  72. Coriander Warren says:

    I love documentaries about nature that aide in the protection of wildlife 🙂

  73. Amy DeLong says:

    i love chimps,it looks cute for the whole family

  74. Jeanette H. says:

    I would love to see this with both of my kids. My son loves nature, my daughter loves monkeys…lol.

  75. Ed Nemmers says:

    I love documentaries!

  76. Jackie Bennett says:

    My daughter and I love monkeys!!

  77. I think this is something my kids and I would really enjoy watching together!

  78. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    I can’t wait to see this because I love shows about nature and animals!

  79. I love chimps!

  80. I’ve always loved chimpanzees!

  81. Susan Smith says:

    I love nature movies

  82. Melissa VandenBerg says:

    love disney nature movies….this one looks so heart warming!!

  83. susan smoaks says:

    i can’t wait to see this movie because i know it’s going to be amazing!

  84. shirley zolenski says:

    Because it looks so cute

  85. brfriedolla says:

    This looks like a really cute and educational DVD. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  86. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would love to see this movie as it is one which is cute and you can learn so much at the same time.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  87. Would love to watch this with my kids.

  88. shanta spradlin says:

    My family and I love movies and shows about animals

  89. Robert Pyszk says:

    Because I love Chimps

  90. I love nature films I can share with my family.

  91. cassandra (rab pom) says:

    I can’t wait to see it because I love monkeys!

  92. I can’t wait to see it because me and my daughter love to watch animal movies together.

  93. I can’t wait to see this movie so I can see it with my kids

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