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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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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Alec Baldwin were considered for the role of Zartog. 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

Ham III: [after finding out the space ship doesn't really work] We're nothing more than guinea pigs.
Titan: Actually the guinea pigs are on the Mar's mission.
[cut to the guinea pigs on Mars, running in wheels]
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Connections

Features Harold Faltermeyer: Axel F (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

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 Roadblock67See 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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