I am blogging about a giveaway over at MY FOUR MONKEYS BLOG .
Disney had a slew of fantastic Blu-ray and DVD releases hit shelves this past Tuesday, August 21st! I’ll be telling you about some more of them later today, but if you don’t buy any other Blu-rays or DVDs this month, you don’t want to miss DisneyNature’s CHIMPANZEE Blu-ray Combo Pack!!
From Disneynature, the studio that brought you “Earth,” “Oceans,” and “African Cats,” comes “Chimpanzee” — a remarkable story of individual triumph and family bonds. Journey deep into the African forest and meet Oscar, an adorable young chimp with an entertaining approach to life. The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimps who love creating mayhem. His playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Stunning hi-definition images bring you up close and personal as Oscar and his family navigate the complex territory of the forest. It’s an inspiring and life-changing adventure that overflows with courage and charm. And it will capture your heart.We got the chance to check this combo pack out and it is AMAZING! The imagery, the story, the family-friendliness…. it’s all a pure joy to experience! Let’s talk about the story line first. We have several Disneynature films including Oceans, and African Cats. What I love about Disneynature is that they don’t sugar coat the reality of the wild, the death, the adventure, the harshness. BUT, they do it in a way that is not scary for kids. It might be a bit sad, but they weave their stories of the wild in a way that educates and entertains without traumatizing. In CHIMPANZEE, Oscar, the main character, is full of life and mischievousness, but when his mother is killed, a very surprising character adopts him. There are many moments that brought forth laughter from our family, moments that kept us at the edge of our seats, and moments that brought a few tears. After the film was over, the kids were already begging to watch it again!
The imagery is beyond words on the Blu-ray. There are also short bits in between scenes that feature time elapsed photography sped up, and allows you to watch plants grow or ants run in line, spotlighting the amazing life that happens in a the rainforest. The colors are crisp and vivid, with the details seemingly popping right off the screen. Tim Allen is the narrator for CHIMPANZEE and he does a fantastic job, adding humorous flecks in his voice at just the right times. The music is also very catchy and fun. CHIMPANZEE runs for about 78 minutes, just the right amount of time for a family movie.
The CHIMPANZEE Blu-ray Combo Pack (retailing on Amazon for $22.99) features a wealth of bonus materials including an interview with Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace! Other bonus features include the fabulous ON LOCATION: THE MAKING OF “CHIMPANZEE” which features short bits about different aspects of the film’s making (definitely worth watching!), and the “Rise” music video featuring Hollywood Records recording artists McClain Sisters.
Don’t delay in getting your copy, because every copy of the film purchased until August 27, 2012, Disneynature will make a donation to JGI to protect chimpanzees today and tomorrow through the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” Conservation Program! Find out more at www.Disney.com/Chimpanzee.
Head on over to MY FOUR MONKEYS BLOG to enter Giveaway on Rafflecopter:
One lucky reader will win a DisneyNature’s CHIMPANZEE Blu-ray Combo Pack! Make sure and leave the mandatory comment (per the Rafflecopter instructions below) or you WILL NOT be eligible to win this prize! All entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on September 3rd.