Debby Ryan snaps a photo with Jane Goodall while Zendaya and Bella Thorne keep close to each other at the world premiere of Disneynature’s Chimpanzee on Friday morning.
Debby, Zendaya and Bella were joined by the McClain Sisters, Ross Lynch, and Laura Marano at the premiere at the AMC Downtown Disney in Orlando, FL. The premiere was part of the Disney Kids and Nature Celebration, which is going on all weekend. It recognizes, rewards and inspires lifelong conservation leadership. The Celebration features a host of events, including a special Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Awards Ceremony that honors five organizations for programs that connect kids to nature, and the Friends for Change Youth Summit.
At the Ceremony, China Anne McClain and her sisters Sierra & Lauren performed their original song “Rise,” which is featured in Chimpanzee. The movie is a new True-Life Adventure introducing an adorable young chimpanzee named Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph. Oscar’s playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Working together, Oscar’s chimpanzee family—including his mom, Isha, and the group’s savvy leader, Freddy — navigates the complex territory of the forest.
The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimpanzees, who’d rather make mayhem than join their parents for an afternoon nap. But when Oscar’s family is confronted by a rival band of chimpanzees, he is left to fend for himself until a surprising ally steps in and changes his life forever.
Chimpanzee swings into theaters on April 20, 2012, just in time for Earth Day 2012.
Click inside for 10+ pics from the Chimpanzee premiere and watch the McClain Sisters’ performance below. Stay tuned for more interviews from the premiere…