How would you feel if one day you woke up to find that the only person you depended on for life was gone? For Oscar, that is exactly what his mother was for him. She was there to feed him, teach him and provide for his every need, much like a human mother does for her infant.
Oscar was once a happy-go-lucky baby chimpanzee. He lived in a beautiful part of the jungle with the best nut trees, friends to play with and a mother that adored him. He thrived among the community in which he lived and was embraced by the other chimpanzees in the tribe. However, Oscar’s happiness was short lived.
In the jungle it is survival of the fittest among the animals. Unfortunately, this means that life is never guaranteed from day to day. After a battle between rival tribes, Oscar realizes that the security he once knew no longer exists.
Scared and alone Oscar searches for his mother Isha, but soon accepts the fact that she is never going to return. Oscar takes on the mission of finding a way to stay alive, which is no small task for a young chimpanzee that lacks the needed skills to even provide food for himself.
Through what some may call a small miracle, Oscar finds exactly what he needs in the most unlikely of places. Chimpanzee reminds you that while nature can be cruel at times, it can also be an amazingly beautiful thing.
Chimpanzee is in theaters starting today. When you purchase a ticket during opening week, a donation will be made to help protect chimpanzees.
Be prepared to laugh, to smile and possibly shed a tear or two as you watch little Oscar on the big screen. Disney did a beautiful job of making you feel like you were there in the jungle experiencing it all. This film is great for any age group, young and old alike.
I saw an advanced screening of Chimpanzee in order to write this review. I received no other form of compensation. I was not asked to write a review.