Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Orangutan Island - Season 1 (2008)

Orangutan Island , Animal Planet  |  NR |  DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Price: $23.94 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 5 left in stock.
Sold by MollyBeagleMedia and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Tuesday, April 22? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD 2-Disc Version $12.48  
  2-Disc Version $23.94  

Frequently Bought Together

Orangutan Island - Season 1 + Escape to Chimp Eden: Season 1 + Orangutan Diaries
Price for all three: $61.24

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: Orangutan Island
  • Directors: Animal Planet
  • Format: Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Genius Products (TVN)
  • DVD Release Date: August 19, 2008
  • Run Time: 273 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0018PH3JM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,693 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

A desperate struggle for survival is raging deep in the heart of Borneo's forests. Illegal logging is rapidly destroying the Bornean orangutans' last stronghold in the wild -- leaving hundreds of orangutan babies orphaned and homeless. Their future seems bleak but a ground-breaking project provides real hope for ensuring the survival of the species. Meet the 35 classmates of Forest School 103 at the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. These precocious red-haired "children of the forest" will get the opportunity, through this innovative project led by Lone Droscher-Nielsen and her team, to live wild on a protected island. Orangutan Island is the foundation for the largest primate rescue project in the world. Go with them on their journey to adulthood as they struggle to form their own society and learn how to live free on Orangutan Island.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
(32)
5.0 out of 5 stars
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deserving More Than Five Stars September 23, 2008
By Andy
Format:DVD
I love monkeys and apes, I'll be the first to admit. But bias aside, this is, I think, one of the BEST shows that was on TV. And the whole family can enjoy it!

Orangutans, one of our closest living relatives, are critically endangered. Deforestation and poaching are bringing their numbers dangerously close to a point of no return. When a parent dies, usually the young orangutan would follow shortly after. However, the classmates of Nyaru Mentang have been rescued and are raised by humans in hopes of releasing them into the wild. This is a long process, as the dependency period of a baby orang on it's mother is the longest in the mammalian family, aside from humans.

The show is always good for a laugh, and I find it always makes me smile, no matter my mood going into it. Most of it is pretty happy, though there are sad parts of the episodes, and some of the stories about the orangutans are heartbreaking. Take Bonita for instance - poachers shot her mother out of a tree, and she clung to her mother's hair on the way down. After mother and child hit the ground, the poachers came and literally ripped her away from her dead mother, most likely to be sold into a life of solitary confinement in a cramped cage.

Within a couple episodes you'll get to know the orangutans, and learn to appreciate and understand their complex social structure, and their quirks. Each is very distinctive and has a readily discernible personality.

Watching them, one can't help but feel like you are looking at people. They think, they plan, they ponder, they trick, they scheme, they cry, they laugh, they love (two romances start up during season 1!!). These intelligent and gentle creatures will easily capture your heart, and you'll find that each episode ends much too quickly.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Orangutan Island September 11, 2008
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This series is one of the best nature shows that has ever been created. Follow the orangs as they try to learn and survive in an enviroment that their species calls home.

Orangutan Island is an extremely entertaining and informative nature series that delivers the entertainment and keeps the viewer sticking to the tv screen. Also, watch out for Season 2 of Orangutan Island this fall on Animal Planet!

Buy this great two disc set that contains thirteen episodes of the complete first season. Its cheap and its worth the entertainment. Especially if you love animals or apes! Buy and enjoy!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!!! August 16, 2009
Format:DVD
I am addicted. Orangutans are so fascinating and they are just so cute! A show that would be appropriate for all ages. I highly recommend this series to everyone. Support this show and the preservation of orangutans!!!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating ! January 7, 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Absolutely wonderful programming.
Our family love this show.
I've seen a group of wild kids run through my livingroom & come to a screeching halt to sit quietly & watch the "monkeys".
Truly amazing - informative - you can't help but to fall in love with all the different characters ( orangutans) on the show.
Highly reccomend this video !
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An indepth look... March 22, 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
One of my favorite DVDs on Orangutans that exists! Such a beautiful and personal up close look at the orangutans being rescued and rehabilitated in Borneo due to destruction of their natural habitat. I have come to know each orangutan by name. The amazing footage allows you to connect personally with each monkey. Support the orangutans!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 year old was enthralled with this January 9, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
as soon as he opened it,he watched every episode on the two discs in one weekend. the dvds were well done.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ORANGUTAN ISLAND September 8, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT ORANGUTANS COULD BE SO AMAZING. BUT THE REAL STAR OF THE SHOW IS ONE EYED CHEN CHEN A NINE YEAR OLD ORANGUTAN WHO LOVES TO GIVE GIFTS AND WITH HIS ANTICS CAPTIVATES ALL OTHER ORANGUTANS (INCLUDING ME). THE BEST INVESTMENT I`VE MADE SO FAR. MONEY CAN TRULY BUY A LITTLE MOMENT OF HAPPINESS.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have February 6, 2010
Format:DVD
What a great item. We love it. These little guys are so precious and this is a great way to get to know them. A must have
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very educational
Not only did I enjoy Orangutan Island but I also learned a great bit. It is so much fun to combine enjoyment with learning.
Published 1 month ago by GE, Acworth, GA
5.0 out of 5 stars Learned a lot about the red ape.
My hat and prayers off to saving the rainforest and it's many inhabitants. This video shows what is happening to the orangutan and how an ever increasing number of orphans have... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Laura Welch
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I love this series. I was very upset when they took it off the air. It was fun watching the great apes were just like us in the way they liked each other or not.
Published 3 months ago by JerseyButch
5.0 out of 5 stars must see
Great family viewing, very thought provoking on many levels. Best for families with children age 6+. I would rate it PG,
Published 6 months ago by Elena
5.0 out of 5 stars what a great show
This is a wonderful show for all ages. It is still playing on the cable stations locally where we live.
Published 8 months ago by B. Tomko
5.0 out of 5 stars Information
I ordered this video, because I had seen some of the episodes on TV and liked it. Had a blast watching all of the first season, at once. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kaye Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Who couldn't fall in Love with ALL of Them?
I smiled,we laughed-and at times I did feel sad for the plight of the Orangutang..I can't wait to watch the rest of the seasons..Number 2 and 3. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Angella
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It!
I love this show! Animal Planet just ended the early morning reruns so I am here to purchase, can't go without my daily dose of one eyed Cheng cheng and fiesty Sheiff Daisy, lol... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Cynthia Crum
5.0 out of 5 stars orangutang island
I really liked the the show but y don't they have season two on DVD? If any one knows where you can get it let me no please.
Published 11 months ago by dmax
5.0 out of 5 stars Orangutans
I absolutly love watching those Orangutans. I cannot believe that they are so intelegent. This program totally taught me things that I did not know.
Published 11 months ago by Marie T. Jessup
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0x9f84eef4)

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions


Look for Similar Items by Category

MollyBeagleMedia Privacy Statement MollyBeagleMedia Shipping Information MollyBeagleMedia Returns & Exchanges