I don’t use the term frequently or lightly, but Disney’s Chimpanzee was absolutely DARLING! I loved every single second of it. I took my seven-year-old son this weekend, and we both have a new favorite movie. For me this comes as no surprise, as I have had a life-long obsession with all things monkey. My first gift was a sock monkey that I still have, and I recently let my son borrow my stuffed gorilla (creatively named “Gorilla”) who has also been a lifetime friend and protector from the dark.
Loving chimpanzees, and nature shows/movies, of course I am completely biased. But the story is heart-warming too, and the cinematography is phenomenal. A work of art as well as a movie. I laughed, I almost cried, I bonded with my son, and I left feeling a strong desire to be a better parent, a better person, and a better visitor on this planet.
Even if you don’t have kids, even if you don’t have a monkey fixation, I highly, highly recommend this film. Two very enthusiastic opposable thumbs up!!!