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Space Chimps (2008)

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Three chimps are sent into space to explore the possibility of alien life when an unmanned space shuttle crash lands on an uncharted planet.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ham (voice)
Luna (voice)
Zartog (voice)
Titan (voice)
Kilowatt (voice)
Ringmaster (voice)
Comet / Nava Boy (voice)
Houston (voice)
Dr. Jagu (voice)
Dr. Bob (voice)
Dr. Poole (voice)
Dr. Smothers (voice)
Senator (voice)
Splork / Infinity Probe / Pappy Ham (voice)
Ship Voice / Infinity Probe / Additional Voices (voice) (as Jessica Gee George)


Ham III, the grandson of the first chimp astronaut, is blasted off into space by an opportunity-seeking senator. Soon, the fun-loving chimp has to get serious about the mission at hand; ridding a far-away planet of their nefarious leader. Fortunately for Ham III, two of his simian peers are along for the ride. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

18 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chimps  »


Box Office


$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,181,374, 20 July 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,105,968, 23 November 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,762,724, 29 March 2009
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Comet's laptop computer has a banana logo on the top, an obvious parody of Apple computers. See more »


The chimps are shown flipping switches and controlling the rocket during the launch, which would not happen as the rocket would be fully automated (as were the rockets that NASA used to launch chimpanzees in the 1950s). See more »


Comet: What's your status?
Ham III: Single. But there's someone I've got my eye on.
Luna: Aw.
Ham III: It's Luna, in case you were wondering... Oh wait, are we talking about the mission status, here?
Houston: Yeah!
Ham III: Oh, well, everything's ok but we have no way to leave.
Houston: You still got the probe.
Luna: The probe? It wasn't designed to return to earth.
Titan: We'll just have to Chimprovize.
Ham III: You know, I kinda missed your stupid puns.
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Written by Antonio Romero, Mike Triay, Rafael Ruiz and Carlos De Yarza (as Carlos Alberto de Yarza)
Performed by Blue Man Group (as Blueman Group)
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Just didn't do it for me...
19 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

I can say for most viewers in my cinema by their -sighs-, that Space Chimps was a led down. Although SOME bits were "almost" half-funny, most of the movie was portrayed through dull characters and not such a good storyline.

The disappointing thing was, that this movie could of had so much more to give and un-tapped potential, but instead was just a let down for me.

Personally, this movie would not be entertaining for most people above the age of 15+, yet more for families with their little kids.

Overall, it was a mediocre, and should be viewed by either kids, or people that like repeated jokes, and already used story lines. Rated 5/10

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