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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.

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Kirk DeMicco

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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 »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Chimps See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,181,374, 20 July 2008

Gross USA:

$30,105,968

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,097,693
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Steve Martin were considered for the role of Comet. 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

[repeated line]
Kilowatt: You earthlings have a funny way of showing love.
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.36 (2008) See more »

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Axel F
Written by Harold Faltermeyer
Performed by Rufus Waterlow
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Entertaining yet silly
5 June 2012 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

Disclaimer: I have no particular interest in chimps. The first email I ever sent was to what was at the time my favorite pop radio station, complimenting the chimp they had obviously hired to come up with their short-lived strange music mix.

This turned out to be better than I expected. Sure, the humor was silly, but it was fun. The nerdy scientists had some of the best lines. And there were enjoyable jokes--if you're not expecting real quality, that is--from our heroes, the aliens, and the villain.

This was also an inspiring story, because our heroes had to accomplish so much on their own, unable to communicate with home base. And their counterparts back home proved quite intelligent, even if humans could only hear screeching noises from them. The original Ham provided a touching moment from the great beyond.

I don't recall any standout performances, but Kristin Chenoweth was so cute as a tiny alien creature with a beautiful operatic voice whose contribution proved valuable. Whenever she got scared or excited, she hit that high note so marvelously.

It had to be intentional that Luna looked like Cheryl Hines. I don't recall any other characters being drawn to look like the corresponding voice actor, but she was really good-looking for a chimp. I don't actually think the real Cheryl Hines has that pretty a face, but I can see how one might think she is pretty. And the resemblance adds so much to Luna, making her seem more human.

The G rating is a little surprising considering all the potty humor, but apparently more is considered acceptable these days. The "violence" of the villain freezing those who disagree isn't as bad as it looks.

It's a worthwhile film, but nothing ground-breaking.


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