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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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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

Comet's laptop computer has a banana logo on the top, an obvious parody of Apple computers. 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

Comet: What's your status?
Ham III: Single. But there's someone I've got my eye on.
Luna: Aw.
Ham III: It's Luna, in case you were wondering... Oh wait, are we talking about the mission status, here?
Houston: Yeah!
Ham III: Oh, well, everything's ok but we have no way to leave.
Houston: You still got the probe.
Luna: The probe? It wasn't designed to return to earth.
Titan: We'll just have to Chimprovize.
Ham III: You know, I kinda missed your stupid puns.
[...]
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Connections

Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 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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Nothing special, nothing memorable, but it's cute for the kids
21 July 2008 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

When I saw the trailer for Space Chimps, I honestly thought it looked cute and fun, also they mentioned that it was made by the same folks who did Shrek, so I figured that it was going to be gold. I was first off a little surprised that it didn't do so hot at the box office, not only that, but it has a pretty low rating here on IMDb. I was thinking how this movie was probably awful, but how could it be? It's an animation film, so I still wanted to see it, I checked it out today and honestly, it's not a 4.4 rating movie, I think people are being a little too harsh on it. I agree that it's nothing special, but it's a cute movie that had it's moments. Opening the same weekend as The Dark Knight and Mamma Mia, we needed a good hearted film for the family as well, and Space Chimps does deliver on that.

Ham is a chimp who is the grandson of a famous chimp astronaut who was the first chimp in space. When there is possible life found on another planet, three scientists decide to experiment and instead of risking human life, the send out the chimps including Ham to space to find the alien life form. Ham, Luna, and Titon are sent out into space, but Ham isn't taking it seriously, constantly joking around, hitting on Luna, Titon constantly taking credit for everything. When they do land on the planet, they meet some interesting creatures and have to save the planet since one alien, Zartog, wants to take over.

Space Chimps isn't a bad movie, it's just nothing special, I'd recommend waiting for the rental. It's a cute movie thought for the little ones. But I did enjoy a few scenes, I loved the line Titon says to Ham "Are you David Bowie?"... you'll have to see what I mean, but there are some cute and fun moments. The animation is so-so, the voices are decent, except some moments seemed a little stereotypical and cliché. But as a family kid movie, I would say that this is a go, just don't expect anything like Shrek.

6/10


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