Special Advance Screening

Sunday, April 15th, 11:00am
Bow-Tie Criterion Cinema

Disneynature takes moviegoers deep into the forests of Africa with Chimpanzee a new True Life Adventure introducing an adorable young chimp 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 and the group's savvy leader—navigates the complex territory of the forest.

The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimps, who'd rather make mayhem than join their parents for an afternoon nap. But when Oscar's family is confronted by a rival band of chimps, he is left to fend for himself until a surprising ally steps in and changes his life forever. Directed by Alastair Fothergill (African Cats and Earth) and Mark Linfield (Earth), Chimpanzee swings into theaters on April 20, 2012.

Screening is complimentary and open to the public. Seating at this screening will be on a first come, first served basis and is not guaranteed. Question & answer session to follow with David Watts, Professor of Anthropology and primatologist at Yale.

About Disneynature

Disneynature, the first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years, was launched in April 2008 to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife subjects and stories with theatrical audiences. Earth (opening Earth Day 2009) was the first film to premiere domestically under the new label, and garnered a record-breaking opening weekend for a nature documentary. In 2010, Oceans was the third highest grossing feature-length nature film in history. Its “See ‘Oceans,’ Save Oceans” initiative helped establish 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, preserving essential coral reefs. African Cats was released in 2011. All three films had special Advance Screenings at the Environmental Film Festivals at Yale. For more information about the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, please visit

Check out the Friends For Change/Disneynature’s Chimpanzee Action Kit. Click here to download.

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Sunday, April 15th, 11:00am
Bow Tie Criterion Cinema

Rated G
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2012
Running Time: 78 min.


Directors: Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield
Producers: Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield
Executive Producer: Don Hahn (Disneynature)
Principal Photography: Martyn Colbeck and Bill Wallauer
Principal Scientific Consultant: Christophe Boesch

2012 Films & Events

· Bananas!*
· Bestiaire
· Big Boys Gone Bananas!*
· Chimpanzee
· Colin Beavan, ‘No Impact Man’
· Eating Alabama
· EFFY After Dark
· Enjoy Your Meal!
· Filmmaking Workshop with Andrew Grace
· Surviving Progress
· The Atomic States of America
· The Island President
· The Last Mountain
· The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
· The Whale