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Space Chimps is a CGI children’s movie about three chimpanzees that go into space. The movie starts showing Ham I the first chimpanzee in space. It transitions, introducing Ham’s grandson, Ham III. Ham III is part of the circus and gets shot out of a cannon. He is watched over by his grandfather’s friend Houston who has promised that he would take care of Ham. Not much is mentioned about Ham’s parents in the movie although it is mentioned that Grandpa Ham has died.

The movie then shows a space probe that NASA has launched being sucked into a wormhole. It crashes on a planet millions of miles on the other side of the universe on a Earth-like planet on a hut. The owner of the hut is named Zartog who decides that with the assistance of the rover, he will rule the planet. He threatens the people of the planet that he will dip them in a liquid that freezes them.

The scientists back on Earth have lost the probe and do not get a signal from it. They have to work quickly to get contact from the probe and hopefully get it back to Earth. Since they do not know how humans will respond to the wormhole, they decided to send the chimpanzees. The Senator wants an added flair and asks them to get Ham’s grandson to do the mission.

When the chimpanzees enter the wormhole; Titan, the ships commander, and Luna, the scientist, go unconscious. Ham stays away do to the fact that he is used to extreme g-forces because of the cannon. Ham believes he has landed the ship even though he has no training. Titan gets taken with the ship by the inhabitants of the planet, leaving Ham and Luna to try to rescue him in twenty-four hours or they will be stranded on the planet forever.

Space Chimps is an Animation, Kids & Family, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction movie that was released in 2008 and has a run time of 1 hr 21 min. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.5 and a MetaScore of 36.

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| 2008 | 1 hr 21 min | 4.5/10 | 36/100
Andy Samberg, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Daniels, Patrick Warburton
20th Century Fox
Kirk DeMicco
Produced By
Barry Sonnenfeld,John H. Williams