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Space Chimps (2008)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  18 July 2008 (USA)
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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; ... See full summary »


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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)
Jessica Gee ...
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:

$7,181,374 (USA) (18 July 2008)


$30,105,968 (USA) (21 November 2008)

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Fittingly, the teaser ad for this movie premiered on June 20th 2008 during a Fox broadcast of another 'Monkey in Space' movie - 2001's remake of "Planet of the Apes". 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 »


[repeated line]
Kilowatt: You earthlings have a funny way of showing love.
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References Airplane! (1980) See more »


Sexy Reggae
Written by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Performed by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Courtesy of Palisades Music Productions
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Space Chimps - Is it really that bad? Maybe!
27 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i went into this movie blind. i had seen the trailer once and had not heard any critiques on it. i think Space Chimps won't set any benchmarks as a great animation flick - it was only so-so. to greamamerican, you've completely confused me by saying the first 30 minutes was boring, but in the same post you say you left after 10 minutes. numbers don't add up there bud. but that aside, you have to give the movie a chance. no, it won't grow on you - and more than likely you'll leave as i did thinking 'something was missing'. yes, the main character Ham can be extremely annoying and Titan seems like a recycled Buzz Lightyear but... what am i saying there is no but - this movie was not good. save it for a rental on family movie night - but don't spend your hard earned cash at the theater to see it.

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