Rene Russo monkeys around with a pet gorilla in this comedy, which comes to DVD in a presentation as satisfying as a bunch of bananas. Buddy has been given two transfers to disc -- a letterboxed version in the film's original widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1 (which is enhanced for anamorphic monitors) and a pan-and-scan transfer in the full-screen ratio of 1.33:1. The original English-language soundtrack appears in two audio formats, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, while dubbed tracks in French, Spanish, and Portuguese have been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Optional subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai have also been included. Among the bonus features are a short documentary on the making of the movie, the film's original trailer, and cast and crew biographies.A lot of people like to say that their pets think they're human, but Trudy Lintz (Rene Russo) has taken this notion to a new level: she likes to treat her pets as if they were human. A wealthy New Yorker, Trudy has a menagerie of animals living in her apartment, including dogs, horses, ducks, and four chimpanzees whom she dresses in human clothing and treats as if they were her own children. Trudy's husband (Robbie Coltrane) is fully aware of his wife's eccentricities but has learned to live with them. However, this gets a bit more difficult when Trudy is persuaded to adopt Buddy, an infant gorilla. Buddy is a tiny creature in poor health when Trudy first meets him, but with love and care she nurses the gorilla back to health. However, the rejuvenated Buddy starts growing into adulthood, and while the chimps are small and docile enough to wear human clothing and obey Trudy's instructions, Buddy becomes a several-hundred-pound adult who hears the call of the wild too clearly to do what Trudy wants, which becomes painfully obvious during a trip to the World's Fair. Jim Henson's Creature Shop helped create the special-effects animals used in the film.