Disneynature’s “Chimpanzee” Has Great Opening Weekend, Benefit for Chimps Extended to May 3

April 25th, 2012

If you didn’t get to see Disneynature’s “Chimpanzee” last weekend, you can still go!

To celebrate the film’s 10.6 million dollar opening weekend, Disneynature is extending the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” benefit through May 3.

So, when you see “Chimpanzee” through May 3, Disneynature will donate to the Jane Goodall Institutewhich runs the largest sanctuary for orphaned chimps in Africa in the Republic of Congo.

The Jane Goodall Institute also works to help protect the tropical rain forest that’s home to great apes, as well as many other animals and plants.

Chimpanzee,” which is rated G, is a True Life Adventure that’s appropriate for young kids, but is also entertaining (and enlightening) for adults.

You’ll fall in love with little Oscar, and be thrilled with the intimate look into the lives of the film’s stars – a group of chimpanzees lead by the alpha male Freddy.

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, said, “We couldn’t be happier to extend this collaboration to help the Jane Goodall Institute better protect chimpanzees and the places they call home.”

She continued, “A film like ‘Chimpanzee’ helps spread the passion we have for these extraordinary beings, sharing the truly relatable moments experienced by Oscar and his fellow chimpanzees in a way that will hopefully inspire audiences to continue their support long after the movie ends.”

Have you seen the “Chimpanzee” movie?