How cool would it be to travel deep into the African jungle and watch chimpanzees in their natural habitat? You could witness the daily life of the animals, how they interact, communicate and fight for survival. Now what if you could do that from the comfort of a movie theater?
You can on April 20th when Disneynature’s Chimpanzee opens in theaters everywhere! Even better you can help make a difference and help prevent the extinction of chimpanzees by seeing this film in theaters during opening week April 20-26, 2012.
Disneynature will make a donation, for every ticket sold during opening week, to the Jane Goodall Institute through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund in order to protect chimpanzees and their habitats, now and into the future.
“We are very excited to bring the story of Oscar and his chimpanzee family to the big screen. CHIMPANZEE showcases the incredible personalities and heartwarming relationships of these amazing animals,” said Alan Bergman, president, The Walt Disney Studios. “As part of our company’s ongoing efforts to protect the environment and empower audiences to participate in global conservation, Disneynature is proud to join with the Jane Goodall Institute in its efforts to secure a future for chimpanzees in the Republic of Congo.”
Chimpanzee, from Directors Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield, is the heart warming real life tale of the young chimp Oscar and his unlikely adoption captured on extraordinary, never-before-seen footage taped in the heart of the African forest.
“The Jane Goodall Institute is proud to work so closely with Disneynature on the release of CHIMPANZEE,” said Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace. “JGI has been working in Africa for almost 35 years following on from my research begun in 1960. We are thrilled to extend our impact and efforts through this collaboration to support and celebrate such a wonderful film. Together, we can truly make a difference and are thrilled to have Disneynature join our efforts to protect chimpanzee habitats, care for orphaned chimpanzees in the Republic of Congo and educate a new generation of young people and connect them to nature.”
You can learn more about Disneynature on Facebook , join the conversation on Twitter @Disneynature, or learn more about the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. You can also learn more about the Jane Goodall Institute and their work to save chimpanzees!
We encourage you to see this incredible film, Chimpanzee, on April 20 and help save a chimpanzee!