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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Nuby Bath Time Fun! Tear Free Rinse Pail Review!



BPA Free
I am excited to introduce another one of our Nuby favorites! The Nuby Tear Free Rinse Pail makes bath time easier and more fun because you no longer have to worry about getting soapy water in your child's eyes during the rinse process. The Nuby Tear Free Rinse Pail is constructed of durable BPA free plastic with a soft side that rests gently on your child's forehead. The pail then can be tipped backwards to rinse your child's hair without the fear of getting water in your child's eyes! The opposite side has a handle that allows for an easy grip. The Nuby Tear Free Rinse Pail is the perfect size for rinsing and can also be fun for play! This is a very handy tool to have during bath time. In comes in a variety of colors for you to choose from.
Picture of Tear Free Rinse Pail
BUY IT: WWW.BuyBabyDirect.com for $5.99
 
I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product. All opinions expressed are my own!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Nuby Paci-Cradle Review

Picture of Nûby™ Paci-Cradle™
The Nuby Paci-Cradle is a very handy device that is offered by Nuby! This handy case can hold up to 2 pacifiers and a pacifinder. It has a Flexi-Klip that ensures that it stays securely attached to a  stroller, purse, diaper bag etc. We love storing our extra pacifiers in this easily accessible case because it allows for easy access when we are in need for a pacifier. Before we used the Nuby Paci-Cradle, it took forever trying to find a pacifier in the diaper bag. The Nuby Paci-Cradle also provides peace of mind because it offers a clean environment as well! The Nuby Paci-Cradle is very easy to attach to the stroller or diaper bag and is great for busy on-the-go mommas like myself!
 
The  Nuby Paci-Cradle can be purchased at Nuby Buybabydirect.com or www.Amzon.com
 
 
 I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product. All opinions expressed are my own!

Beverly Hill Chihuahua 3 -- Blu-ray Review

 
On  September 18th, Disney will unleash BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA 3, VIVA LA FIESTA! on Blu-ray!

Everyone’s favorite talking Chihuahuas Papi (voice of George Lopez) and Chloe (voice of Odette Annable) are back, joined by their five playful pups in an all-new family comedy. It’s canine chaos as Papi’s family (dog and human) move into the posh Langham Hotel, complete with a luxurious doggy spa. But there’s trouble in puppy paradise when Rosa, the littlest member of the pack, feels smaller and less special than ever. Now it’s up to Papi to help Rosa find – and celebrate – her inner strength, which turns out to be bigger than she ever dreamed and reminds humans and canines alike of the importance of family, friends and teamwork.

Papi and Chloe’s pack of five pups include the voices of Kay Panabaker (“Little Birds”) as Rosa, Emily Osment (TV’s “Hannah Montana”) as Pep, Madison Pettis (Disney Junior’s “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” “Game Plan”) as Lala, Logan Grove (TV’s “Young Justice”) as Papi, Jr., and Delany Jones as Ali.

The canine cast features the voice talents of2Miguel Ferrer (“Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” “Traffic”) as Delgado, Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo (“Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” Hispanic National Radio Morning Show DJ) as Humberto and Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob Square Pants”) as Sebastian.

The film’s human stars include Marcus Coloma (TV’s “Make It or Break It,” South Beach”) and Erin Cahill (“Fast Track: No Limits”, “Boogeyman 3”) who reprise their roles from “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2” as the dog’s masters, Sam and Rachel Cortez, plus Frances Fisher (“The Lincoln Lawyer” and TV’s “Torchwood”) as travel writer Amelia James.

Bonus features on the disc include the featurette “Hanging with Papi,” a playful look at a typical day on-set for Papi and both his human and canine costars, and the English and Spanish versions of “Living Your Dreams” an all-new music video performed by Raini Rodriguez, star of Disney Channel’s popular series “Austin and Ally.”

Fans who fell in love with Papi and Chloe in the box office hit “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” and their universally beloved litter of pups in “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2” (the #1 direct-to-video title of 2011*), will enjoy this exciting and playful new installment in the pedigreed franchise. The all-new “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!” is a must-own family fiesta of fun for everyone. Based on characters created by Jeff Bushell, the film is written by Dana Starfield. It is directed by Lev L. Spiro and produced by Sara E. White.

Stay connected with the latest news and information on “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!”

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3:Viva La Fiesta- is a fun filled family film that any dog lover is sure to love! This film is filled with many moments that will leave you laughing and other moments that will melt your heart! These dogs are truly talented and it amazed me how much work goes into training these precious pups! This film teaches a valuable lesson that family always matters! This Blu-Ray Combo Pack can be watched as a Blue-Ray, DVD or a digital copy and it is also equipped with Disney's Fast Play which is an easy start up without using a remote control! There are several of the same voices from the previous movies as well which we enjoyed! This is a hit that your family is sure to enjoy!
 I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product. All opinions expressed are my own!

Nuby Gum-eez Review

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The Nuby Gum-eez first teether has come in very handy for us during the last several weeks as Channing entered the early stages of teething. This teether comes in a variety of bright colors and looks similar to a pacifier but it has a wider tip that is textured that provides relief for sore gums. This teether is great because your baby doesn't have to have good eye-hand coordination to use it. I also love that it has a hygenic cap for when the teether is not in use. Channing loves his Nuby Gum-eez teether. It's especially great for when we are on the go! I highly recommend this as a first teether for all babies!
These teethers are made of medical grade silicone, which is 100% BPA Free.Gum-eez™ First Teether™

 I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product. All opinions expressed are my own!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

BRAVE debuts on November 13th 2012!

A heroic fantasy, it also realistically captures the complex shadings of familial relationships, particularly those between a mother and her teenage daughter. And for that, it's brave indeed.
- USA Today, Claudia Puig
THE #1 ANIMATED FILM OF THE YEAR!
Debuts November 13, 2012 on Blu-ray Combo Pack
Featuring Hours of Exciting All-New Bonus Material Including
the Never-Seen-Before Animated Short “The Legend of Mor’du”
Burbank, Calif., August 22, 2012 -- Disney•Pixar proudly announces the Blu-ray hi-def debut of “Brave,” the year’s #1 animated movie and Pixar Animation Studio’s 13thconsecutive hit, on November 13, 2012. A breathtaking adventure that has entertained audiences of all ages, the stunning Blu-ray release of “Brave” includes hours of all-new bonus material, extraordinary behind the scenes features, extended and deleted scenes, a mysterious and exciting, new short film, ‘The Legend of Mor’du,” and much more.
An original and thrilling journey set in the ancient and magical Highlands of Scotland, “Brave” follows the heroic journey of the headstrong, young adventurer Merida. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida confronts tradition and defies an age-old custom that inadvertently unleashes chaos, and forces her to discover the true meaning of bravery. The 5-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition (1 Blu-ray 3D + 2 Blu-ray Discs + 1 DVD + 1 Digital Copy) has something for everyone – from the home entertainment enthusiast who demands the highest quality, state-of-the-art technology offerings, to the family who enjoys the interactive and engaging bonus features that only Blu-ray can provide – making this unique and beautiful film a “must add” to any home media collection.

The exciting home entertainment debut of “Brave” will be available in multiple ways, containing exciting all-new bonus features that extend the breathtaking movie experience.
I. ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITON: 5-DISC COMBO PACK
(BD 3D + BD Feature + BD Supplemental Material + DVD + DIGITAL COPY)
BLU-RAY- DISC 1 INCLUDES:
· “La Luna” Theatrical Short – Fans will love this charming short that accompanied the film in theatres. It follows a young boy on his first night working the family business alongside his father andgrandfather.
· “The Legend of Mor’du” Short – This rousing new bonus short film will give fans the chance to delve deeper into the legend behind Mordu, as told by the eccentric witch who transformed him.
· Brave Old World – Fans will watch as members of the “Brave”production team investigate Scotland, exploring its land, culture, people and dialects. The research they gathered was brought thrillingly to life in thefilm. Also, fans will hear what actress Emma Thompson (voice of Queen Elinor) thinks of Pixar’s take on her homeland.
· Merida & Elinor – With the creation of Merida and Elinor, the Pixar filmmakers delved deep into the relationship between mother and daughter. Highlighting contrasts in character design, clothing, animation, voicing, even hairstyle, watch how the filmmakers explored this most important of relationships.
· Bears – Take a look inside the art and design behind the bears in “Brave.”Each of the bears, gentle Mum-Bear and terrifying Mor’du, demanded a different approach to creating their physical appearance and personality.
· Brawl in the Hall – A fascinating and hilarious inside look at the process of creating “Brave’s” fighting Scots, through animation, crowd simulation and fight choreography – not to mention a room full of grunting men whose vocal chortles added authenticity to the raucous scene.
· Wonder Moss – Fans will explore how “Brave’s” technical artists examined the real Scottish countryside and studied the laws of nature, then turned thesefindings into computer codes that would blanket Merida’s Scotland in lush moss, lichen and bracken.
· Magic –The magic and mystery of Scotland is revealed to fans in this charming feature about the legends– from mystical potions to the will-o’-the-wisps – seen in “Brave.”
· Clan Pixar – At Pixar, getting into character is a team effort. From making Haggis to Kilt Fridays to celebrating the Scottish poet Robert Burns, fans will see how the “Brave” production crew truly embraced Scottish themes and customs fueled the Pixar crew throughout the creation of “Brave.”
· Once Upon A Scene – A closer look at the evolution of the storylines throughout the production of the film, including alternative openings to the film and many deleted scenes.
· Extended Scenes – Three separate scenes are highlighted in their extended form. Director Mark Andrews discusses the decision making process that led to the shortened versions of these scenes.
· Director Commentary

BLU-RAY DISC 2 INCLUDES:
· “Fergus & Mor’du” An Alternate Opening – Once upon a time, “Brave” had a different opening scene. Eventually cut from the film, fans can see it in its entirety in this bonus feature narrated by the film’s director Mark Andrews.
· Fallen Warriors Montage – A selection of deleted shots that were cut from the film late in production are presented to fans in various stages ofcompletion through a video montage narrated by director Mark Andrews.
· Dirty Hairy People – Fans will enjoy this uproarious bonus feature discussing the development of “Brave’s” Scots – including the design of their hair, attire, and dirt-crusted physiques.
· It is English…Sort Of – This bonus feature helps fans interpret some of the more Scottish lines in the film, thanks to the real Scottish actors who play the key characters and contributed their own dialects and sayings.
· Angus – A look at Merida’s most trusted companion, Angus, a mighty Clydesdale.
· The Tapestry – Fans will learn the story behind this embroidered emblem of family unity, which was lovingly crafted by “Brave’s” team of artists.
· Promotional Pieces – This bonus includes promotional clips for “Brave,”including: “Feast Yer Eyes,” “Relics,” “Clan DunBroch,” “Launch,”and more.
· Art Gallery – A selection of breathtaking art from the creation of the film, showcasing characters, sets, scenes and stunning landscapes.
· Wee Gaffes – A video montage of simulation, animation and shot bloopers.
· Renaissance Animation Man – Get a look at Director Mark Andrews’ love of Scotland, sword-fighting, music and more!
· Teasers and Sneak Peeks
BLU-RAY 3D DISC INCLUDES:
· “La Luna” Theatrical Short
DVD Includes:
· “La Luna” Theatrical Short
· “The Legend of Mordu” All-New Short
· Director Commentary
II. COLLECTOR’S EDITION: 3-DISC BLU-RAY COMBO PACK
(BD Feature + BD Supplemental Material + DVD)

III. 1-DISC DVD

Street Date: November 13, 2012
Direct Prebook: September 18, 2012 - Distributor Prebook: October 2, 2012
Suggested Retail Prices: 5-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada (SRP)
3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada (SRP)
1-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada (SRP)
Feature Run Time: Approximately 95 minutes
Rated: PG (bonus not rated)
Technical Specifications (applies to film content only):
Blu-ray 3D Feature Film = 1080p High Definition
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Sound: 7.1 and 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
English 5.1 Dolby Digital
English 2.0 Near Field Mix
French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus
French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital
English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles
English Commentary 2.0 Dolby Digital

Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Sound: 7.1 and 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
English 5.1 Dolby Digital
English 2.0 Near Field Mix
French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus
French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital
English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles
English Commentary 2.0 Dolby Digital
DVD Feature Film
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions)
Sound: English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
English 2.0 Near Field Mix
English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital
English Commentary 2.0 Dolby Digital
About The Walt Disney Studios:
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The WaltDisney Company (DIS: NYSE) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE!. For more information, please visit www.disney.com.

 
© 2012 Disney

E.T. ON Blu-Ray Oct. 9 2012!

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL arrives on Blu-ray for the first time on October 9, 2012.





In Celebration of
Universal Studios’100th Anniversary,
One of the MostBeloved Films of All Time Comes to
Blu-ray™ for the First Time Ever

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

Steven Spielberg’sUnforgettable Adventure Debuts in A Digitally Remastered 30th anniversary Edition
Blu-ray™ Combo Pack With Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital Copy &UltraViolet™ October 9, 2012

Universal City,California, July 25, 2012 – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, AcademyAward®-winning director Steven Spielberg’s magical adventure, celebratesits 30th Anniversary with its first-ever release on Blu-ray™October 9, 2012. Featuring an all-new, digitallyremastered picture that delivers six times the resolution of DVD, as well asall-new 7.1 surround sound, the E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial AnniversaryEdition Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes the 1982 theatrical movie, anall-new interview with director Steven Spielberg, and “The E.T. Journals” featuringnever-before-seen footage from the set of the film. The Blu-ray™ ComboPack also includes UltraViolet™, a DVD and a Digital Copy of thefilm, offering fans a chance to relive the mystery, laughter and wonder of theiconic movie anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.
In 1982, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial becamethe biggest blockbuster of the year, ranking#1 over 16 different weekends. Even today, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial remainsthe fourth most successful movie of all-time1 in the United States. Nominatedfor nine Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director, BestCinematography, Best Writing and Best Screenplay, the film took home fourstatuettes for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Sound andBest Music for John Williams’ (Jaws)memorable score. The unforgettable cast includes the adorable Drew Barrymore (He’s Just Not That Into You, Charlie’sAngels), Henry Thomas (Dear John,Legends of the Fall), Dee Wallace (10, “Sons and Daughters”) and PeterCoyote (“Law & Order: LA,” JaggedEdge).

 “When E.T. TheExtra-Terrestrial premiered in 1982, it captured the imaginations of peopleyoung, old and everyone in between in a way that was unparalleled in modernmovie history,” said Craig Kornblau, President ofUniversal Studios Home Entertainment. “A global cultural phenomenon—and thebiggest box-office blockbuster of its day—E.T.brought out the child in all of us. We are thrilled audiences will now be ableto experience the film in the astounding quality of Blu-rayTM.”
BONUS FEATURES ONTHE
E.T.THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIALANNIVERSARY EDITION BLU-RAY™:

The E.T. Journals:  In this all-new bonus feature, retrace     the day-to-day experience of creating E.T     from never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage shot by Academy Award®-winning     cinematographer John Toll.   This     piece will give viewers a unique feeling of being on the set and living     the excitement of what it was like to make E.T.
Steven Spielberg & E.T.:  Watch an all-new     interview with Steven Spielberg, as he reflects back on the film and discusses     his experience working with the actors, as well as his overall and current     perspective on E.T.
·     DeletedScenes: Twoscenes from 2002 version of the film.
·     A LookBack:  A special insider’s look into the making of E.T. featuring interviews with StevenSpielberg, the cast, and others intimately involved with the film. 
·      The E.T. Reunion:  The cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss theirthoughts on the impact of the film.
·      The Evolution and Creation of E.T.:  From idea to screenplay, throughcasting and making the film. 
·     The Musicof E.T.:  A Discussion with John Williams:  Interviews and footage focused on thelong-standing relationship between John Williams and Steven Spielberg.
·     The 20thAnniversary Premiere:  Composer John Williams played thescore of E.T. live at the Shrine Auditoriumfor the re-release premiere of E.T.  This featurette gives us a behind the scenes look at this presentation.
·     Original Theatrical Trailer
·     SpecialOlympics TV spot
·     Designs, Photographs andMarketing
E.T. Designs by Production Illustrator Ed Verreaux
E.T. Designs by Carlo Rambaldi
Spaceship Designs by Ralph McQuarrie
Designs by Production Illustrator Ed Verreaux
Production Photographs
Marketing E.T.
·     UltraViolet™:  Therevolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store themin the cloud, and instantly stream and download to computers, tablets andsmartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere onthe platform of their choice.  Currentlyavailable in the United States only.
·      DigitalCopy:  TheBlu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a digital copy of the film compatible with iTunes®,iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™, iPod™ touch, Android or online retail partners.
·      pocket BLU™ App:  The popular freepocket BLU™ app for smartphones is now even better with newlyupdated versions for iPad®, Android™ tablets, PC andMacintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of thedevices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.
Advanced      Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to      operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback      and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
Video      Timeline: Users can easily bring up      the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the      film.
Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content      with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from      anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the      go, anytime, anywhere.
Browse      Titles: Users will have access to a      complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to      Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is      available to unlock on their device.
Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your      device’s intuitive keyboard.
BD-LIVE™:  Access     the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the     latest trailers, exclusive content and more!

BONUSFEATURES ON THE DVD:
·     Steven Spielberg & E.T.
·     Deleted Scenes
·     A Look Back
·     The E.T. Reunion


E.T.: THE GREEN PLANET
Universal is also partnering with leading independent games publisherChillingo to publish E.T.: The Green Planet for the iTunes App Store.Inspired by a novel based on a story by Steven Spielberg, players travel withE.T. to his home planet, explore and build extraordinary intergalacticbotanical gardens, and share their experiences with friends.


SYNOPSIS
Whenan imaginative boy meets a lost alien, it is the beginning of one of cinema’smost endearing friendships, as Elliot (Henry Thomas) helps the marvelouscreature he calls E.T. find his way back home before government agents cancapture him.
FILMMAKERS
Cast: Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, DrewBarrymore, Henry Thomas
Directed By: StevenSpielberg
Written By:  Melissa Mathison
Produced By:  Steven Spielberg & Kathleen Kennedy
Edited By: CarolLittleton   
Director of Photography:Allen Daviau
Production Designer: JamesD. Bissell
Music By: John Williams

TECHNICALINFORMATION
BLU-RAY™
Street Date: October 9,2012
Copyright: 2012Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61123439
Running Time: 114:27
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen1.85:1
Rating: PG
Technical Info: DTS-HD Master Audio7.1, Spanish/French DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Frenchand Spanish

TECHNICALINFORMATION
DVD
Street Date: October 9,2012
Copyright: 2012Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61119825
Running Time: 114:27
Rating: PG
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital5.1 and 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Frenchand Spanish


About Universal Studios Home Entertainment
In honor of itsCentennial anniversary, Universal Pictures proudly salutes 100 years ofunforgettable films that have entertained audiences and touched the hearts ofmillions around the globe. In celebration of our first 100 years, UniversalStudios Home Entertainment is proud to present a selection of our many belovedmovies as part of an extensive year-long program that underscores the studio’srich cinematic history and indelible cultural impact.

Universal Studios HomeEntertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios(www.universalstudios.com).Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading mediaand entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing ofentertainment, news and information to aglobal audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of newsand entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company,significant television production operations, a leading television stationsgroup and world-renowned theme parks.Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GEholding a 49% stake.

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Disney Nature Chimpanzee in stores NOW!

Disney Nature Chimpanzee Bluray
 
On August 21st Disney Nature released the movie Chimpanzee on DVD and Blu-ray. Our family has a strong fascination with Chimps and were very excited to watch this film. The views throughout the movie were visually breathtaking and I would have loved to see this film in theater to get the full effect. We truly learned a lot about Chimpanzees and loved watching the Oliver grow!

I have such an appreciation for all of the hard work and dedication that went into making this film after watching all of the bonus portions of this combo pack. I really got a kick out of watching how and why this film was made! It's amazing what these people will do for only seconds of footage for the movie. Although this film was a little slow at times it was still defiantly an interesting documentary!


Meet Oscar, the Young Chimp Whose Playful Curiosity and Zest for Discovery Light Up the African Forest Experience the Spectacular Imagery and Stunning High-Definition Visuals on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital & On-Demand August 21, 2012
Disneynature Will Donate a Portion of First-Week Sales to the Jane Goodall Institute Through the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” Conservation Program
BURBANK, Calif. (June 22, 2012) — On August 21, 2012, Disneynature’s most unforgettable and heartwarming adventure yet, “Chimpanzee,” debuts as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD), Digital and On-Demand viewing. The inspiring film follows the True-Life Adventure of Oscar, a young chimpanzee whose curiosity and zest for life showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom.
To celebrate the in-home debut of “Chimpanzee,” Disneynature is proud to continue the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” conservation program initiated with the film’s theatrical release. For every purchase of the movie through August 27, 2012, Disneynature will make a donation through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to conserve chimpanzee habitat, educate the next generation, and provide care for orphaned chimpanzees.
The conservation program tied to the theatrical release will help protect 129,236 acres (202 square miles) of wild chimpanzee habitat through infrastructure investments in the expanded Tchimpounga Nature Reserve in the Republic of Congo (Congo); educate 60,000 schoolchildren about chimpanzee conservation; and provide food and medicine for nearly all of the orphaned chimpanzees at JGI’s Tchimpounga chimpanzee sanctuary for at least the next year.
In addition to the remarkable story filmed in the depths of the African forest, the “Chimpanzee” Blu-ray Combo Pack is filled with spectacular bonus features, including in-depth behind-the-scenes footage showcasing the filmmakers’ amazing efforts to document the making of the film; a music video for the song “Rise,” written and performed by McClain Sisters; a feature on Disney’s conservation legacy; and much more.

Film Synopsis:
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.
Bonus Features:
DVD:
  • “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees”—This feature details the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” conservation program and how for every copy of the film purchased until August 27, 2012, Disneynature will make a donation to JGI to protect chimpanzees today and tomorrow. The feature also includes an interview with Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace.

  • Disney’s Friends for Change—This feature highlights Disney’s Friends for Change, a program that showcases steps that kids and families can take to make a positive impact on the world and the people and animals that live there.

  • Disney’s Conservation Legacy—This feature provides a look at the conservation efforts that Disney sponsors around the world.
BLU-RAY:
Everything on the DVD, plus …
  • ON LOCATION: THE MAKING OF “CHIMPANZEE” is a series of exciting short features that delve further into the incredible lengths the filmmakers went to tell the story of Oscar and his chimpanzee family.

    • 30 Years in the Making—The story of the team of researchers who have been observing chimpanzees in the Ivory Coast for 30 years.

    • The Heart of the “Chimpanzee”—A behind-the-scenes look at how and why the film was made.

    • Piece of the Puzzle—A cameraman’s two-hour daily trek through the forest to get to the chimpanzees.

    • Don’t Blame the Tool—An observation of the chimpanzees’ daily lives and how they use rocks as tools to prepare their food.

    • Scar’s Army—An inside look at the struggles between the film’s two rival chimpanzee groups who share the same forest home.

    • Camp Invaders—A featurette on all the creepy, crawly creatures found at the filmmakers’ forest camp.

    • Forest of Bees—A feature detailing how the crew spent two days wading through a sea of bees that inhabited their filming location in order to capture 20 seconds of footage.

    • “Rise” Music Video—A music video featuring Hollywood Records recording artists McClain Sisters who wrote and performed the inspirational song that plays during the film’s end credits.

    • Behind the Scenes of “Rise”—An inside look at McClain Sisters music video shoot.
DIGITAL:
  • “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees”

  • Disney’s Friends for Change

  • Disney’s Conservation Legacy

  • “Rise” Music Video

  • ON LOCATION: THE MAKING OF “CHIMPANZEE”

    • 30 Years in the Making

    • The Heart of the “Chimpanzee”
ABOUT THE JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE
Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior started more than 50 years ago—research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian program for youth of all ages, which has groups in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.janegoodall.org.

ABOUT DISNEYNATURE
Disneynature was launched on Earth Day 2008 with the mission of bringing the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire, and entertain theatrical audiences everywhere. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. Earth (2009), Oceans (2010), African Cats (2011), and Chimpanzee (2012) are four of the top five highest overall grossing feature-length nature films to date, with Chimpanzee garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre. Conservation has been a key pillar of the label, and Disneynature films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening week attendance, Disneynature has planted 3 million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest; established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas; protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya; and contributed to efforts to educate schoolchildren, care for chimpanzees, and protect 129,236 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat in the Republic of Congo.

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney On Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

ABOUT THE “SEE ‘CHIMPANZEE’ SAVE CHIMPANZEES” CONSERVATION PROGRAM
Disneynature will contribute $.50 to the Jane Goodall Institute for the Disneynature Tchimpounga Nature Reserve Project per Blu-ray DVD Combo Pack and Digital purchase through August 27, 2012, with a minimum of $30,000 pledged to this program. Information concerning the Jane Goodall Institute can be obtained, without cost, by writing to JGI, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22203, or by calling 703-682-9220, or by visiting www.janegoodall.org. This purchase is not tax deductible.
On August 21st Disney Nature released the movie Chimpanzee on DVD and Blu-ray. We weren’t able to watch it until this past Thursday. We were so wiped out from our trip to Story Land that we needed a rest and relaxation movie day. Allison was eagerly awaiting our chance to review this movie and she loved it. She got all teared up as she watched it with our little Eva who was asleep in her lap with a fever. Our little monkey (I know chimps aren’t monkeys) Andrew was all over the place until he finally slept. I was in and out of sleep myself but watched much of the movie plus all the bonus materials. I enjoyed it as well and it was visually amazing.I had a much deeper appreciation of the scope of what went into making this movie after watching all the bonus materials. The work to bring this story to the screen was epic. One of the bonus videos shows how the team braved swarms of bees for two days to come away with 20 seconds of footage for the movie. It is a brilliant piece of cinematography and looks stunning on our TV too. I can’t believe what hardships were overcome to get that shot. Incredible.Oscar was such a cute chimp and his story is something never seen before. Oscar is orphaned and would surely have died except the alpha male of the group took him in. This was something never before captured on film. It is actually unheard of happening as adult male chimps do not normally care for the babies of the group and the loss of a baby chimps mother almost always spells certain death for the baby. The bonding that takes place between Oscar and Frederick was so compelling.Here is a portfolio of images from the movie.

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