Disneynature has done it again. In fact, they may have done it even better than ever!
The early reviews for Disneynature's new film Chimpanzee are in, and it's being called their best so far - high praise considering their first three movies (Oceans, Earth, African Cats) are among the top four highest grossing full-length nature films of all time.
Here's a preview.
Like their previous films, Chimpanzee's opening week (April 20-26) coincides with Earth Day on April 22. And Disney is celebrating by donating a portion of the proceeds from that first week's ticket sales to benefit animals - in this case, chimpanzees.
Our shared world
You and I know how humans share so many attributes with our animal kingdom friends. And chimpanzees may be the best example of that.
In Chimpanzee, Disneynature highlights those similarities by following the story of Oscar, a playful three-year-old whose life is turned upside-down when he's separated from his mother.
Narrated by Tim Allen (from ABC's Last Man Standing), Chimpanzee shows how now-orphaned Oscar survives all alone in a forest full of danger, and how he's helped by a most unlikely companion and guardian.
Partners in animal protection
Of course, IFAW knows a lot about raising orphaned animals. From orphaned elephants and rhinos in India…to orphaned bears in Russia and Canada, IFAW has some of the world's foremost expertise and experience with rescuing, raising, and releasing orphaned animals.
And Disney has partnered with IFAW for well over a decade to help us rescue and care for the animal victims of disasters and protect habitat critical to elephants, tigers, porpoises and other animals.
Disney has been a true partner in IFAW's mission to make the world better for animals. And I'm thrilled that they continue their tradition of bringing the natural world to film that Walt Disney began with his groundbreaking nature films of the 1940's and 50's.
See Chimpanzee, save chimpanzees
With Chimpanzee, Disneynature breaks new ground in bringing the natural world to film. It's a "must-see" as they say in the film industry.
And remember, proceeds from ticket sales in the first week of release (April 20-26) will go towards helping protect chimpanzees and their habitat.
So you can be the first of your friends to see Chimpanzee...and know that your ticket will be helping save the animals you're watching.
You can reserve your advanced ticket here.
See you at the movies!