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Space Chimps (2008)

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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(as Kirk DeMicco)

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(screenplay) (as Kirk DeMicco), (screenplay) (as Rob Moreland) | 2 more credits »

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Ham (voice)
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Luna (voice)
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Zartog (voice)
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Titan (voice)
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Kilowatt (voice)
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Ringmaster (voice)
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Comet / Nava Boy (voice)
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Houston (voice)
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Dr. Jagu (voice)
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Dr. Bob (voice)
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Dr. Poole (voice)
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Dr. Smothers (voice)
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Senator (voice)
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Splork / Infinity Probe / Pappy Ham (voice)
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Ship Voice / Infinity Probe / Additional Voices (voice) (as Jessica Gee George)
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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; 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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18 July 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

HKD 740,823 (Hong Kong) (20 July 2008)

Gross:

$30,105,968 (USA) (23 November 2008)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Titan: [referring to the probe rover] Chimp my ride!
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References Dune (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Want To Rock
Written by David A. Stewart (as Dave Stewart) and Neil Case
Performed by David A. Stewart (as Dave Stewart), Neil Case, Ned Douglas and Blue Man Group (as Blueman Group)
Vocals by Sierra Swan, Amy Keyes and Caitlin Evanson (also Violin)
Engineered by Ned Douglas and Neil Case
Published by Eligible Music Inc./Universal Music
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What the hell were they thinking
23 January 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This CGI animated movie is not complex or sophisticated. It is a simple story of very clever chimps, full of human characteristics, being sent through a space warp to a planet full of aliens, and emerging triumphant. It is aimed at kids, although there are gags in it for adults. It is bright and colloidal, the characters (humans, chimps and aliens) are all engaging, the alien world is imaginative, the action flows well, the Decalogue is fun, and the story is easy to follow.

If I sound a little half-hearted, then it's because I am. Despite all the good things listed above, the movie itself comes across as a little half-hearted. The animation, for instance, while adequate, isn't up to the standard we've become used to in CGI features. The voice cast perform OK, but aren't particularly high profile (Jeff Daniels and Stanley Tucci are the top names). And there's at least one matter which we expected to see resolved before the end, but which is still hanging loose.


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