Disneynature ‘See “Chimpanzee,” Save Chimpanzees’ Campaign Extended

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Disneynature's 'Chimpanzee'Swinging into theaters April 20 with a $10.6 million opening-weekend performance, Chimpanzee proved so popular among audiences that Disneynature is extending the “See Chimpanzee, Save Chimpanzees” conservation initiative for a second week. For every moviegoer who sees Chimpanzee through May 3, 2012, Disneynature will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect chimpanzees today and tomorrow.

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‘Chimpanzee’ Clip – ‘Naptime or Playtime’ #MeetOscar

Disneynature's 'Chimpanzee'Disneynature has released the following clip, titled ‘Naptime or Playtime’ from its upcoming Earth Day film, Chimpanzee. In the clip, narrator Tim Allen suggests some of the conversation going on between the young and the not-so-young members of Oscar’s family as they decide whether it’s more appropriate to take a nap or play around inside the forest.

Chimpanzee is the true life adventure introducing an adorable young chimpanzee named Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph. Oscar’s playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Working together, Oscar’s chimpanzee family — including his mom, Isha, and the group’s savvy leader, Freddy –  navigates the complex territory of the forest.

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‘Chimpanzee’ Character Descriptions and Film Facts

Disneynature's 'Chimpanzee'On April 20, 2012, Disneynature’s newest story will unfold in theaters nationwide. Chimpanzee is the true life adventure introducing an adorable young chimpanzee named Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph. Oscar’s playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Working together, Oscar’s chimpanzee family — including his mom, Isha, and the group’s savvy leader, Freddy —  navigates the complex territory of the forest.

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Disneynature’s ‘Chimpanzee’ to be Screened at NYICFF in March

Disneynature's 'Chimpanzee'As part of the 2012 New York International Children’s Film Festival, filmgoers in the New York City area will have the opportunity to see Disneynature’s newest film, Chimpanzee, more than a month before its theatrical release.

Chimpanzee tells the true-life story of an adorable young chimp named Oscar. Oscar’s playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom.

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‘African Cats’ from Disneynature Available to Own October 4; Disney to Donate Portion of Proceeds

'African Cats' on Disney Blu-ray/DVD Combo PackOn October 4, don‘t miss Disneynature’s latest home entertainment release, African Cats (now available for pre-order), an epic film profiling two incredible families as they strive to make a home in the wilds of Africa. Disneynature African Cats will debut as a 2-Disc Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack, a High Definition Movie Download and/or On-Demand viewing on Tuesday, October 4, and is the perfect family-friendly film that provides an exciting journey into the wild while also raising consumer awareness for these incredible animals. For every movie purchased through October 10, 2011, Disneynature will be contributing $.50 for each Blu-ray/DVD combo pack or movie download sold through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to the ‘See African Cats, Save the Savanna’ effort — an initiative developed between Disneynature and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to protect lions, cheetah, elephants, zebra, giraffe and a host other species in Africa.

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‘African Cats’ on Disney Blu-ray/DVD October 4

'African Cats' on Disney Blu-ray/DVD Combo PackOn October 4, don‘t miss Disneynature’s latest home entertainment release, African Cats (now available for pre-order), an epic film profiling two incredible families as they strive to make a home in the wilds of Africa. Disneynature African Cats will debut as a 2-Disc Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack, a High Definition Movie Download and/or On-Demand viewing on Tuesday, October 4, and is the perfect family-friendly film that provides an exciting journey into the wild while also raising consumer awareness for these incredible animals. For every movie purchased through October 10, 2011, Disneynature will be contributing $.50 for each Blu-ray/DVD combo pack or movie download sold through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to the ‘See African Cats, Save the Savanna’ effort — an initiative developed between Disneynature and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to protect lions, cheetah, elephants, zebra, giraffe and a host other species in Africa.

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‘African Cats’ Moviegoers Save More Than 50,000 Acres of Savanna

Disneynature announced today that its “See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna” campaign will help protect more than 50,000 acres of land in Kenya’s Amboseli Wildlife Corridor on behalf of the moviegoers who came out to see Disneynature’s motion picture “African Cats” during its opening week (April 22-28, 2011). A portion of the proceeds from the opening-week ticket sales will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to ensure the future of lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the vibrant African savanna.

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‘African Cats’ Featurette ‘The Making of “African Cats”‘

© Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Filling a void in what’s been missing thus fair in terms of the promotion of Disneynature’s latest venture, African Cats, this newly released featurette takes a look at the thought processes and technology used to bringing the savanna wildlife to the silver screen.

It features directors Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey along with Owen Newman and Sophie Darlington (principal photography) and Simon King (specialist photography) as they talk about how they managed to capture everything you see on screen, including the use of the Phantom high speed camera which can capture up to 450 frames per second, allowing filmmakers to slow down scenes, such as cheetahs on the hunt, up to 18x without sacrificing resolution.

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TRAILER: ‘Chimpanzee’ from Disneynature; Opens Earth Day 2012

In what can will undoubtedly smash all world records in the field of cuteness, Disneynature has released the trailer for its next film, Chimpanzee, which will be attached to African Cats which opens tomorrow. As with previous domestic Disneynature theatrical releases, Chimpanzee will swing into theaters on Earth Day, April 22, 2012.

Chimpanzee tells the story of Oscar, a three year old chimp who suddenly finds himself alone in the world until he encounters a stranger who ultimately accepts Oscar as his own ‘ohana.

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‘African Cats’ Boasts $1.7M+ in Advance Ticket Sales; More than 9,500 Acres of Savanna Pledged to be Saved

African Cats is still more than two weeks from opening on Earth Day, but moviegoers have already bought $1.7 million in tickets to see the movie during its opening week (April 22-28) and save the African savanna in the process. Thanks to the ‘See African Cats, Save the Savanna’ initiative, Disneynature’s pledge to make a contribution in honor of everyone who sees the film opening week already translates to more than 9,500 acres of land within Kenya’s Amboseli Wildlife Corridor—and that number continues to rise.

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