CHIM­PANZEE Di­rected by Alas­tair Fothergill, Mark Lin­field. Nar­rated by Tim Allen

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Pro­duced in as­so­ci­a­tion with pri­ma­tol­o­gist Jane Goodall and shot over four years, this Dis­ney doc faced un­com­mon dif­fi­cul­ties get­ting up close and per­sonal with its sub­jects in Côte d’Ivoire’s Taï National Park dur­ing the wet sea­son. The film-mak­ers’ pa­tience pays off: over the course of the shoot, an or­phaned in­fant chimp is adopted by a lone alpha male. So why is Chim­panzee so un­ex­pect­edly use­less? Speak­ing in sound­bites that

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