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Space Chimps [DVD]

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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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  • Producers: Chris P. Bacon, Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Eiv
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Dec 2008
  • Run Time: 81 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001FB0W42
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,748 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Youngsters probably don't know that a long time ago, chimpanzees were sent into space in NASA rockets before astronauts got the chance to go. But they will certainly know more about that historical fact after seeing the very clever and funny Space Chimps, a computer-animated film in which primates are sent off-planet once again by a space agency. When a probe from Earth gets zapped into a wormhole and ends up in the hands of a wannabe tyrant (voiced by Jeff Daniels) on a distant planet, a chimp crew is thrust in that same direction to see what's up. The simian team includes a by-the-book commander (Patrick Warburton), a brilliant scientist (Cheryl Hines), and a wild card named Ham III (Andy Samberg), a circus chimp whose grandfather happened to be an astronaut legend in the old space program. The script by Kirk De Micco and Robert Moreland is like a string of lighted firecrackers: rapid-fire puns, wisecracks, and blink-and-you'll-miss-them visual gags that will appeal to every age. De Micco, making his directorial debut, keeps the comic engine humming, but he also supervises radically different art direction schemes underscoring how different Earth is from the Seussian-like planet on which Ham and the other visitors find themselves. Ratcheting up the humor even more are three NASA-nerds harboring party animals within their pocket-protector-covered hearts, and a funny performance by Stanley Tucci (Big Night) as an imperious senator. --Tom Keogh

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Animated sci fi adventure featuring the voice of Jeff Daniels. When a multi-billion dollar Space Agency probe disappears into a wormhole, a circus performing chimpanzee named Ham III (voice of Andy Samberg) is recruited to help locate the probe. Unfortunately, Ham III is more interested in messing around than living up to his illustrious heritage as the grandson of the first chimp in space. However, when the peaceful inhabitants of a distant planet are threatened by an evil dictator, the mischievous chimp is forced to become a reluctant hero, with the help of his crewmates, Lt. Luna (voice of Cheryl Hines) and their commander, Titan (voice of Patrick Warburton).

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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chimp My Ride 4 Oct 2008
By Amanda Richards VINE VOICE
Titan: Are you in aluminum 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.

Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):

1. NASA loses probe in wormhole
2. To account for losing the billion dollar probe, they plan to send a billion dollar space craft after it, piloted by a team of chimps
3. To get full media coverage, they decide to send a celebrity chimp, and since Lance Bass wasn't available, they choose Ham III (voiced by Andy Samberg)
4. Ham III is the grandson of Ham I (I bet you figured that out on your own), the first chimp in space, III being currently employed as a simian cannonball with a circus.
5. Ham III, Lt. Luna (Cheryl Hines), and Commander Titan (Patrick Warburton) become space chimps
6. Lots of monkey business follows as the intrepid team go boldly where no chimp has gone before, to an inhabited planet ruled by cold-hearted Dictator Zartog (Jeff Daniels)
7. This is actually a much better movie than it sounds

This underrated cartoon is actually a lot funnier than you'd think. The animation won't make Pixar lose any sleep, but is pretty good anyway, and the humor will tickle your funny bone without ever once resorting to lowbrow potty jokes. [Note: Beware of the puns]

Although not in the class of Wall-E or Finding Nemo, this is one that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Rated: 3.5 stars

Amanda Richards
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Space Chimps 1 Feb 2009
This is a really good family film about a circus chimp that gets to go into space with some other dedicated chimps. They come to a planet with lots of weird aliens and a domineering leader that deals with anyone that crosses him. The film deals with making friends, and teaching each other about what is important in life. The funniest bit is where they call the humans at Houston for help and of course, all they hear is monkey noises! There are loads of different characters and it's not scarey at all. I have 3, 4, and 8 year olds, and we all love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great film 11 Dec 2013
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great film. suitable for children and adults. great family film and very cheap to buy. highly recommend for everyone in all the family
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4.0 out of 5 stars good 14 Nov 2013
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I like this film it is definitly better than the second film needs some more action for me though but overall it is good
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4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable film 25 Sep 2013
By gin
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my girls enjoyed this film and it was nice family viewing with a moral undertone but not one thats overbearing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie For Kids 20 Sep 2013
By Cathyg
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They keep asking for it over and over again, so if it keeps them happy..

A bit slow for postage tho!
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2.0 out of 5 stars More boy meets girl nonsense. 11 Sep 2013
By higgins
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Another boy monkey meets girl monkey storyline. Surely there must be other areas of subject matter that films can be based around & then we wonder why there,s 7 billion of us on this planet!
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5.0 out of 5 stars family fun 16 July 2013
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This is a fantastic family film, would recommend this to all families. we all enjoyed this very much, funny and very entertaining.
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