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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.

Director:

Kirk DeMicco

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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-George ... Ship Voice / Infinity Probe / Additional Voices (voice) (as Jessica Gee George)
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chimps See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ham was the name of the first chimp in space. He was launched from Cape Canaveral on January 31, 1961, and returned to Earth unharmed except for a bruised nose. 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: Commander's log, space... the final frontier.
Ham III: Permission to speak commander.
Titan: Permission granted.
Ham III: You're a dork!
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 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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Not that bad!
11 September 2008 | by arildmarkenSee all my reviews

Everyone seems to be hating this movie, and i don't really understand why? Shrek3 was a way worse movie IMO and that movie currently rates in at 6,2, and I found it horrible to watch.

I do will not rate it as one of the best animation movies, but for its worth is was a short not to serious little story. Some of the jokes were prettey lame, but fun non the less.

The morale is clear, its even stated when grandpa monkey turns up on the way home.

Anyways, I've seen a lot of movies. A lot of em serious, with big underlying points to me made and movies you can spend a lot of time speculating about afterwords. This movie though is supposed to be enjoyed as it is :)


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