Each Earth Day for the past three years, Disneynature has brought families around the globe a little closer to nature with enchanting movies such as Earth, Oceans and African Cats. This Earth Day is no different as Disneynature’s newest adventure brings the world of chimpanzees to life. Disneynature Chimpanzee introduces us to the adorable little Oscar, a young chimpanzee whose playful curiosity and zest for discovery light up the African forest until a poor twist of fate leaves Oscar all alone to fend for himself in the wild. Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“African Cats” and “Earth”) and Mark Linfield (“Earth”), and narrated by Tim Allen (ABC’s “Last Man Standing”) this new Disneynature film is sure to engage, inspire, and educate audiences everywhere. Keep reading to see a trailer and learn more about the movie and how you can help save chimps and their habitat.

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This new Disneynature film is all about Oscar and his chimpanzee family – including his mom, Isha, and the group’s savvy leader, Freddy. The chimps successfully navigate the complex territory of the African forest until one day, Oscar’s family is attacked by a rival band of chimpanzees, leaving Oscar alone until a surprising new friend steps in and changes his life forever. Watch the charming trailer above to learn more about this story of two chimps joined together.

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Each year, Disneynature gives some of the proceeds from their annual film release to worthwhile nature causes. This year they’ve partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) for a “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” campaign. For every single adult or child who sees “Chimpanzee” during the film’s opening week (April 20-26, 2012), Disneynature will make a donation to JGI that serves to help protect chimpanzees and their habitats. Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, says, “JGI has been working in Africa for almost 35 years following on from my research begun in 1960. We are thrilled to extend our impact and efforts through this collaboration to support and celebrate such a wonderful film. Together, we can truly make a difference and are thrilled to have Disneynature join our efforts to protect chimpanzee habitats, care for orphaned chimpanzees in the Republic of Congo and educate a new generation of young people and connect them to nature.” So see Chimpanzee opening week and help make a difference in the lives of chimps like Oscar.

+ Disneynature’s Chimpanzee