SLINGSHOT ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES JANE GOODALL’S WILD CHIMPANZEES
FOR HOUSEHOLDS NATIONWIDE!
“I do hope this opens the world of chimpanzees to a new generation
of young people,” Goodall says. – USA Today, September 25,
LOS ANGELES – SlingShot Entertainment announced today they have
acquired the home entertainment rights to the large-format film, Jane
Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees. The film opened last month nationwide
and is based on Dr. Goodall’s decades of well-known research on
chimpanzees. In only 43 minutes, the film spans more than 40 years of
her incredible and selfless work among the chimps at Gombe National Park
on Lake Tanganyka in Africa. Without her continued efforts, the chimp
population may become extinct due to poaching and loss of their natural
The DVD will be available mid-January 2003 and will include, among others,
a director’s commentary, a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette and a Making
of the Music segment featuring Johnny Clegg. A VHS version of the film
will also be offered at that time.
“We’re extremely pleased to be releasing Jane Goodall’s
Wild Chimpanzees,” stated Mitch Perliss, Vice President and General
Manager of SlingShot Entertainment. “It is truly one of the most
educational and fascinating films we have ever acquired and it has been
an honor working with Dr. Goodall and her team.”
“We are very excited to be offering Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees
to homes nationwide,” commented Nona Gandelman, Vice President/Director
of Communications of the Jane Goodall Institute. “SlingShot Entertainment
has the expertise to make sure we reach this new generation of young people
The film project began nearly five years ago and was partially funded
by the National Science Foundation. The Science Museum of Minnesota served
as one of the executive producers.
The Jane Goodall Institute advances the power of individuals to take informed
and compassionate action to improve the environment for all living things.
With Dr. Jane Goodall’s words and example as guiding principles,
the Institute inspires hope for a brighter future.
SlingShot Entertainment is the world’s largest distributor of large
format films on DVD and video. Located in Burbank, CA, SlingShot is affiliated
with The Enterprise Group, a multi-media conglomerate that provides a
variety of world-class services for audio, video, DVD, interactive and
live productions. Enterprise Studio was named the #2 Mixing Studio of
2001 by Billboard Magazine. SlingShot’s complete DVD collection
ranges from an eclectic mix of movies originally presented in IMAX®
theaters to cult and classics films, award-winning music titles and a
host of animated features for all ages.
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