Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees
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Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees is the home video version of the IMAX film about the 40-year career of Dr. Jane Goodall and her work with the chimpanzees of the Gombe Stream National Park on Lake Tanganyika in Africa. Original musical score by Johnny Clegg and Amin Bhatia. The 43-minute program explores Goodall's early days as a field researcher and introduces some of her chimpanzee companions. Narrated by Marc Strange and Goodall herself. The DVD release features an audio commentary track, behind-the-scenes documentary, and much more. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It is interesting and fun to see Goodall and her chimpanzees on the bigger-than-life screen."
‑ Ed Will, Denver Post
"This is one IMAX film that doesn't overdo the narration or the drama, but it's also a pretty laid-back documentary which could be watched on TV %u2013 it doesn't have the movie-making excitement of, say, Deep Sea 3D."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Overall, interesting as a documentary -- but not very Imaxy."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"There's enough science to make it count as educational, and enough beauty to make it unforgettable."
‑ Arthur Salm, San Diego Union-Tribune
"Both a beautifully made nature film and a tribute to a woman whose passion for this region and its inhabitants still shines in her quiet blue eyes."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"It opens up a little corner of the world that even casual observers had long ago heard about but have rarely seen."
‑ David Barton, Sacramento Bee
"A worthy tribute to a great humanitarian and her vibrant 'co-stars.'"
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"The film gets close to the chimps the same way Goodall did, with a serious minded patience, respect and affection."
‑ Herb Lash, Big Movie Zone
"[W]hile long on amiable monkeys and worthy environmentalism, Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees is short on the thrills the oversize medium demands."
‑ Dan Fienberg, L.A. Weekly
"Will you go ape over this movie? Well, it probably won't have you swinging from the trees hooting it's praises, but it's definitely worth taking a look."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"Offers that rare combination of entertainment and education."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"...the one thing this Wild film has that other Imax films don't: chimps, lots of chimps, all blown up to the size of a house. That's fun for kids of any age."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (cleveland.com)
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