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    Oscar, an incredibly cute baby chimpanzee, is the star of Disney's new documentary "Chimpanzee," in theaters April 20, just in time for Earth Day. We first meet him after he is born in a remote part of the African rain forest, closely surrounded by an extended family of chimps.
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    Oscar is shown here as an infant, with an oversized nut in his mouth, while sitting next to his mother, Isha, who is both loving and fiercely protective of him.
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    But Oscar is suddenly wrenched away from his mother when she falls victim to life in the jungle and dies, leaving her baby to fend for himself. Without a mom, Oscar's chances of survival are slim.
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    The role of mom is unexpectedly, and touchingly, filled by Freddy. While Oscar may be the documentary's star, Freddy is most definitely its hero. The loner and stoic leader of the chimp group takes Oscar in. World famous primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall said. "I've never seen before an alpha male or even a fully grown male adopt an unrelated infant, so for me that was really moving actually."
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    Oscar, Freddy and the rest of his chimp group have to face a rival chimp gang in the film "Chimpanzee."
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    Shown here is Scar, the leader of an outside chimp group and Freddy's rival.
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    Director Mark Linfield, principal photographer Bill Wallauer, and camera assistant Ed Anderson are shown here focused on the chimps. The documentary film crew spent more than three years shooting the movie. Jane Goodall said, "They have to be the luckiest film team ever... to have the most extraordinary story just happen in front of the cameras."
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    Oscar is shown here resting in his adopted father Freddy's lap. "They are more like us than any other living creature, and it helps us to realize that we are part of and not separated from the animal kingdom," Jane Goodall said. "There once was a little Oscar in all of us."
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