|Rating: 7.2/10 (4,599 votes)
Director: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield
Writer: Alastair Fothergill (original concept), Mark Linfield (original concept), Mark Linfield, Alastair Fothergill, Don Hahn
Stars: Tim Allen
Runtime: 78 min
Released: 20 Apr 2012
|Plot: A 3-months-old chimpanzee is separated from his troop and is then adopted by a fully-grown male.|
Oscar is the nickname given by the narrator (Tim Allen) to a young chimpanzee in his toddler years. He is part of a close-knit tribe of chimpanzees. They occupy a forest territory which is rich in native fruits, nuts, and figs, among other things. The chimps hunt small tree monkeys, and they also eat termites collected with primitive tools made from sticks. They also use rocks as tools to crack nuts. Oscar is tended by his mother, nicknamed Isha, and from her he begins learning many things about how to survive in the jungle. In the chaos of an attempted raid by a rival gang of chimpanzees led by ‘Scar’, Isha is injured and separated from the group and her son. As told by the narrator, Isha is most probably the victim of a nocturnal leopard.