Last week I was taken deep into the African forest and introduced to a family. A family with a mother who loved her son. A son who played, ate, learned and relied on his mother for absolutely everything in his life.
CHIMPANZEE is an amazing movie, a thrilling adventure and a heartwarming story told as only Disneynature could tell it. Take your family and watch as Oscar, the beloved star, learns a hard lesson in life but on the brink of the inevitable is brought out of tragedy by the most unlikely ally. You can read more of my review here.
This family movie is beyond worth the cost of admission. In fact, in the first TWO weeks that it is in theaters, Disney will donate a portion of every ticket sold to the Jane Goodall Institute.
The Jane Goodall Institute, created by the formidable – but surprisingly soft spoken, Dr. Jane Goodall is an amazing organization whose sole goal is to save the Chimpanzees. And after you see the film, you will see why these animals are so loved and need us so badly.
Each ticket sold between April 20 – May 3, 2012 will donate $0.20 to JGI. That may not seem like a lot, but it can be a huge donation if we all take the two hours out our busy days to see a true, shot in the wild, story of a family working to survive in what can become a hostile environment.
For parents: I want to make sure you know, as I did in my other review, that this IS a family friendly movie. Rated G, the directors and produces are very careful to shield little eyes from anything scary. There is no blood, no acts of violence and nothing that would make me cover my 2, 4 and 5 year old daughter’s eyes. You can explain to your children ahead of time that they will see Chimpanzee’s chasing each other and that Oscar suffers a loss but that it is all OK in the end. I really feel like children and adults of ALL ages will enjoy this film!
And because I am so passionate since seeing it about conserving our world for our children and teaching my children the same thing, I decided to forgo the free preview I could have gone to last night and spend my money on the actual tickets opening weekend so that I can make my donation to JGI.
The funds will help:
- Protect their home—the tropical forest;
- Educate the next generation; and
- Care for orphaned chimpanzees.
Included in this post are more fantastic photos I took on the Red Carpet and at the Premier plus photos used with permission! Thank you to Global Resort Homes and Disneynature for the amazing experience!
And stay tuned for the round table interviews we had with Dr. Jane Goodall!!, The McClain Sisters, the Directors- Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield, and Dr. Beth Stevens, the Senior Vice President of Corporate Citizenship Environment & Conservation for the Walt Disney Company!