Refreshingly, the narration is free of evolution messages and does not beat the audience over the head with dire prophecies about the demise of the rain forest. Facts about the shrinking chimp population are presented without any excess drama. For all its comedy, this is a proper documentary showing chimpanzees going about their everyday lives in their natural habitat. Thanks to some highly talented filmmakers, viewers are given a window into their world.

For every moviegoer who sees Chimpanzee during the film’s opening week (April 20-26, 2012), Disneynature will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.

CAUTIONS:

  • Drugs/Alcohol: None.
  • Language/Profanity: If any, it’s in "chimpanzee" and not recognizable to English-speaking audiences.
  • Sex/Nudity: No humans shown in this film; baby Oscar does occasionally nurse at his mother’s breast.
  • Violence: There is a brief war between chimpanzee groups, but it mostly manifests as smacking tree trunks, shrieking, and swinging through the forest. A monkey is killed off-screen; chimpanzees are later shown eating meat but no blood or guts shown. Impressive storm footage contains loud thunder and lightning that may frighten small viewers.
  • Spiritual Themes: Adoption (for no apparent reason) of a helpless child by the most powerful male (referred to as his “savior”) could lead to a discussion of the Gospel message if viewers are so inclined.