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18 July 2008 (USA) See more »
Ham III, the grandson of the first chimp astronaut, is blasted off into space by an opportunity-seeking senator... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Andy Samberg ... Ham (voice)

Cheryl Hines ... Luna (voice)

Jeff Daniels ... Zartog (voice)

Patrick Warburton ... Titan (voice)

Kristin Chenoweth ... Kilowatt (voice)

Kenan Thompson ... Ringmaster (voice)

Zack Shada ... Comet / Nava Boy (voice)

Carlos Alazraqui ... Houston (voice)

Omid Abtahi ... Dr. Jagu (voice)

Patrick Breen ... Dr. Bob (voice)

Jane Lynch ... Dr. Poole (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Dr. Smothers (voice)

Stanley Tucci ... Senator (voice)

Wally Wingert ... Splork / Infinity Probe / Pappy Ham (voice)

Jessica Gee ... Ship Voice / Infinity Probe / Additional Voices (voice) (as Jessica Gee George)

Tom Kenny ... Newsreel (voice)

Jason Harris ... Guard (voice)
Jay Keiser ... Cloud of Id (voice)
Tom Jacomb ... Reporter (voice)
Curtis Augspurger ... Reporter (voice)

Jess Harnell ... Additional Voices (voice)

Ellie Harvie ... Additional Voices (voice)
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Caitlin McKenna)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eliza Bayne ... Dr. Smothers (uncredited)

Directed by
Kirk De Micco  (as Kirk DeMicco)
Writing credits
Kirk De Micco (screenplay) (as Kirk DeMicco) and
Robert Moreland (screenplay) (as Rob Moreland)

Kirk De Micco (story) (as Kirk DeMicco)

Jason Mayland  additional screenplay material
Joe Piscatella  uncredited

Produced by
Curtis Augspurger .... co-producer
Eric M. Bennett .... executive producer
Morris Berger .... executive producer
Neil Braun .... executive producer
Steve Brown .... executive producer
Jerry Davis .... executive producer
John W. Hyde .... executive producer (as John Hyde)
Tom Jacomb .... associate producer
Barry Sonnenfeld .... producer
John H. Williams .... producer
Original Music by
Chris Bacon  (as Chris P. Bacon)
Cinematography by
Jericca Cleland 
Film Editing by
Debbie Berman 
Casting by
Matthew Jon Beck 
Production Design by
Bo Welch 
Art Direction by
Matthias Lechner 
Production Management
Clare Howell .... production manager
Brynne Orloski .... production manager
Liz Roberts .... production manager
Art Department
Manuel Arenas .... set designer
Peter Chan .... concept artist
James Gambino .... typesetting
Alex Hillkurtz .... storyboard artist
Sylvie Lacroix .... visual development
Suzanne MacLennan .... art department coordinator
José Martinez .... set designer
Tom Morgan .... storyboard artist (as Thomas Morgan)
Francesca R. Natale .... concept artist
Christopher Near .... concept artist
Rasoul Shafeazadeh .... matte painter
Vitaly Shafirov .... storyboard artist
Sterling Sheehy .... character designer
Sterling Sheehy .... storyboard artist
Cosku Turhan .... assistant art director
Young Min Yoon .... set designer
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
David W. Barr .... dialogue recording engineer
Beau Borders .... sound re-recording mixer
Hennie Britton .... adr recordist
Chris Egert .... adr recordist
Simon Ellegaard .... sound re-recording mixer
Sean Garnhart .... sound effects editor
Sean Garnhart .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Heiferman .... dialogue recordist
Keith Hodne .... sound recordist
Larry Hopkins .... layback mixer
James Lafferty .... assistant dialogue recording engineer
Eric Lewis .... dialogue recording engineer
Stefano Mascitti .... synchronization
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Matt Temple .... predub mixer
James Wright .... sound consultant: dolby (as Jim Wright)
Joel H. Newport .... dialog recordist (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Christopher Ahrens .... lighting artist
Shigeki Ao .... lead modeler
Cheryl Bainum .... executive producer: HATCH
Marco Barbati .... lead character technical director
Jenny Basen .... software and lighting coordinator
Tim Belsher .... lighting artist: Vanguard Animation
Tim Belsher .... pipeline architect: Vanguard Animation
Troy Brooks .... pipeline supervisor
Cyril Frederick Chu .... lighting artist
Cyril Frederick Chu .... texture artist
Andrew Coates .... digital compositor
Glenn Curry .... digital effects artist
Steven Elford .... head of layout
Steven Elford .... head of visual effects
Marc English .... visual effects
Adam Estey .... compositor
Deak Ferrand .... concept artist: HATCH
Dave Gordon .... tools development
Erik Gronfeldt .... character shading lead
Erik Gronfeldt .... digital compositor
David Hall .... compositor
Lawrence Huang .... lead lighter
C. Jin Im .... lighting lead
Colin Jenken .... digital compositor
Colin Jenken .... visual effects technical director
Gregory John Jowle .... environments & look development supervisor
Manjunath G. Khatavate .... surfacing artist
Gyuri Kiss .... effects lead
Sara Jane Kramer .... texture & shading artist
Danny Lee .... digital compositor
Key Hyung Lee .... lighting technical director
Michael Lemon .... visual effects artist
Jing Jing Liu .... lighting
Manuel Llamas .... digital compositor
Daniel Lowenberg .... digital effects artist
Russell Lum .... digital compositor
Nick Lupinetti .... simulation technical director
Scott MacKay .... digital compositor
Will McCrate .... lighting lead
Paul Mica .... texture artist
Saybian Morgan .... character look development supervisor
Tony Pelle .... pipeline architect
Rudy Poat .... visual effects artist
Edwin Poon .... lighting artist
M. Hari Prathapan .... surfacing artist
Matt Pursley .... technical director
Alan Rogers .... lead animator
Michelle Rosenthal .... junior lighting technical director
Ran Sariel .... lighting technical director
Andrew Schwartz .... film finisher
Alex Segal .... tools development
Heekyung Shin .... lighting technical director
John Silander .... character modeler
John Silander .... character sculptor
Vicki Silva .... digital compositor
Angie Young-Ji Sohn .... lighting & compositing
George Taylor .... compositor
Jenn Taylor .... animator
Kieran Tether .... lighting and compositing artist
Jeff Tetzlaff .... environment modeler
Jeff Tetzlaff .... lighting artist
Rolph Thomas .... lead compositor
Graeme Tung .... lighting artist
Brian van Zanden .... rigging td
Ruslan Vasylev .... character modeller
Bernie Wempe .... lead character modeler
Daniel Wexler .... script programmer
Chris Winters .... lead lighter: Vanguard Animation
Camera and Electrical Department
Meghan O'Brien .... assistant lighting coordinator
Animation Department
Imran Awan .... character finaler
Patricia Binga .... animator
Jacques Daigle .... animator
Aaron P. Davis .... animator
Anthony Di Ninno .... animator
Jerome Fournier .... visual development artist
Nick Fredin .... animator
Roger Gimenez .... animator
Francis Glebas .... story artist
Gary Hendry .... layout artist
Allen Holbrook .... animator
Colleen Jenkinson .... animation coordinator
Dennis Kang .... animator
Eric Kingston .... animator
Seng Lau .... animator
Christopher D. Lindsay .... animator (as Christopher Dennis Lindsay)
Michael Lum .... animator
Dave Mah .... animator
José Martinez .... background designer
Ho Moon .... animator
Tom Morgan .... story artist (as Thomas Morgan)
Andrew Ogawa .... animator
Fernando Pazos .... animator
Claus Pedersen .... supervising animator
Morgan Ratsoy .... lead character animator
Brian Robinson .... animator
Toby Schwarz .... animator (as Tobias Schwarz)
Ideet Sharon-Martin .... animator
Harald Siepermann .... character designer
Graham Silva .... supervising animator
Tom Sirdevan .... shading artist
Bart Skorupski .... animator
Nicholas Smolyn .... layout artist
Benjamin Su .... animator
Keith Patrick Turner .... animator
Roland Vallet .... animator
Jordan Vanderzalm .... layout artist
Kelsey Wagner .... animator
Adam Wood .... animation director
Ed Wou .... animator
Eddie Yang .... character designer
Casting Department
Micah Dahlberg .... casting associate
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
Editorial Department
Tom Finan .... supervising editor
David Hall .... editorial assistant
Paul Klassen .... additional editor
Tiffany L. Kurtz .... additional editor (as Tiffany Hillkurtz)
Eric Lake .... managing director of editorial
Bret Marnell .... additional editor
Carl S.G. Moore .... digital intermediate producer
Nathan Schauf .... first assistant editor
Tony Dean Smith .... additional editor
Graham Tucker .... additional editor
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Blue Man Group .... composer: additional music
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
George Doering .... musician
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Jim Honeyman .... orchestrator
Joel Iwataki .... music scoring mixer
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrator
Jon Kull .... orchestrator
Robert Litton .... orchestrator
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist
Julia Newmann .... additional orchestrator
Matt Novack .... technical score advisor
Mike Nowak .... conductor
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Marni Sanders .... copyist
Pieter A. Schlosser .... composer: additional music
Andrew Shulman .... cello soloist
Joel Sill .... music supervisor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Curt Sobel .... music supervisor
Curt Sobel .... supervising music editor
Gad Emile Zeitune .... composer: additional music
Matt Fausak .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Jeremy Anderson .... systems administrator
Tohru Patrick Awa .... concept designer
Mic Berends .... chief color scientist
Lilian Bravo .... production coordinator
Simon Chang .... senior systems administrator
Mary Couce .... assistant: Mr. Sonnenfeld
Barb Dawson .... director of staffing
Venecia Duran .... creative executive
Steven Elford .... head of layout
Marc English .... production coordinator
Laura Garcia .... coordinator
Matthew Hampton .... international distribution consultant
Anne Jacobsen .... production controller
Krista Johnston .... clearances
Ryan Letourneau .... systems administrator
Robert Litton .... booth: orchestra
Laura Lopez .... studio manager: Inc.
Russell Lum .... production coordinator
Daniel Man .... shot preperation
Elizabeth Pellatt .... assistant: Mr. Augspurger & Mr. Jacomb
Joi Perle .... assistant: Mr. Sonnenfeld
Matt Pursley .... systems administrator
James Rose .... systems administrator
Kristin Seller .... marketing & games
Suzanne E. Smith .... assistant accountant (as Suzanne Clements)
Bill Stevens .... production accountant
Ashley Thoms .... assistant: Mr. Williams
Steve Fisch .... business & legal affairs (uncredited)

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81 min
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Did You Know?

A laptop computer used by Comet sports a banana logo on the top, an obvious chimp parody of Apple computers.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Titan:Are you in alumimum clothes?
Ham III:Yes.
Titan:Are you in a rocket?
Ham III:Yes
Titan:In outer space?
Ham III:Yes.
Titan:Are you David Bowie?
Ham III:Uh... no.
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Movie Connections:
References Dune (1984)See more »
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20 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: Space Chimps, 17 August 2008
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

I'm going to admit that I've enjoyed Space Chimps. No, I've not gone bananas, but there's something beautiful to this goofy animated comedy that appealed, perhaps in its simplicity and its not attempting to try and be more than it cannot be.

Ham III (voiced by Andy Samberg). a circus monkey whose the key to the "monkey cannonball" act, happens to be the descendant of its decorated ancestor Ham I, the first monkey to have entered outer space. As NASA does send animals early in their history of missions to perform certain tests, and more so as guinea pigs, their current space programme is under threat of being axed, unless of course the scientists can all prove their worth. Just so happens that a space probe gets send to the opposite side of a wormhole, that it presents an opportunity to send a crack team of animals to the other side as well to test waters, hence the assembly of our merry animals.

You have Ham III, the reluctant astronaut put into the team for some PR purpose, who joins the usual caricatures of team captain and beefcake Titan, as well as beautiful Luna, who provides the brains for the mission and cursory love interest for our protagonist chimp. On the ground, besides the wacky human scientists who always deny their nerd status, you have Comet and Houston, fellow chimps who provide ground expertise to our crew's mission in space. Truth is, and a departure in animated movies of late, this one is sans big name stars or voice talent, and doesn't detract you away from the story, nor have one talent steal the thunder from the rest. Like a well oiled space mission, Space Chimps is and plays out like a consolidated team effort.

The adversary they face are a group of silly aliens under the control of Zartog, who consolidated his power no thanks to the human space probe by hitting the manual override button, as well as various environmental challenges reminiscent of the latest Journey to the Center of the Earth, and provides ample opportunity for some pretty wacky characters, with set action pieces like swinging from vine to vine, making more sense here when compared to that in The Crystal Skull.

The graphics here are kept simple and uncomplicated. It's easy to find fault with so many things in this movie, given the likes of Pixar which has set the benchmark, but as I've said, I'm not looking for too much, and the simplicity of it all in Space Chimps makes it a refreshing breath of fresh air. The story at times might find itself hard pressed to throw in some wisecracks on pop culture, but there are indeed moments to have it in the movie so subtly, you'll probably blink and you miss it. If you're willing to leave your 1% intellect at the door, perhaps you may just enjoy this movie about primates that exhibit similar emotions and attributes to our own.

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