Space Chimps (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Space Chimps (2008)
  • Rate: 4.5/10 total 5,529 votes 
  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 18 July 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 81 min
  • Budget: $37,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $64,762,724(Worldwide)(29 March 2009)
  • Director: Kirk De Micco
  • Stars: Andy Samberg, Stanley Tucci and Jeff Daniels
  • Original Music By: Chris Bacon  (as Chris P. Bacon) 
  • Soundtrack: Do You Want To Rock
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS
  • Plot Keyword: Planet | Astronaut | Senator | Space Probe | Human Cannonball

Writing Credits By:

  • Kirk De Micco (screenplay) (as Kirk DeMicco) and
  • Robert Moreland (screenplay) (as Rob Moreland)
  • Kirk De Micco (story) (as Kirk DeMicco)
  • Joe Piscatella  uncredited

Known Trivia

  • Fittingly, the teaser ad for this movie premiered on June 20th 2008 during a Fox broadcast of another ‘Monkey in Space’ movie – 2001’s remake of “Planet of the Apes”.

Plot: Ham III, the grandson of the first chimp astronaut, is blasted off into space by an opportunity-seeking senator… See more »  »

Story: 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: Rid 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  


Synopsis: Jeff Daniels, Stanley Tucci, Cheryl Hines, and Andy Samberg lend their voices to this computer-animated comedy following the descendants of the first chimps in space as they blast off for fun and adventure on a far-away planet. Ham III (Samberg) is the grandson of Ham, the first-ever chimp astronaut. This ne’er-do-well chimp may not be the most qualified ape for the job, but a scheming senator (Tucci) has recruited him for a most dangerous mission. It seems that a powerful tyrant (Daniels) has overtaken an alien world, and now it’s up to Ham III and his trusty simian crew (Hines and Patrick Warburton) to help overthrow the deep-space despot. Perhaps with some training from Ham III’s mentor (Kenan Thompson) and the help of a friendly alien (Kristin Chenoweth) this fearless group of anthropoids can make the universe a safer place for aliens and humans alike.

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Produced By:

  • Curtis Augspurger known as co-producer
  • Eric M. Bennett known as executive producer
  • Morris Berger known as executive producer
  • Neil Braun known as executive producer
  • Steve Brown known as executive producer
  • Jerry Davis known as executive producer
  • John W. Hyde known as executive producer (as John Hyde)
  • Tom Jacomb known as associate producer
  • Barry Sonnenfeld known as producer
  • John H. Williams known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Andy Samberg known as Ham (voice)
  • Cheryl Hines known as Luna (voice)
  • Jeff Daniels known as Zartog (voice)
  • Patrick Warburton known as Titan (voice)
  • Kristin Chenoweth known as Kilowatt (voice)
  • Kenan Thompson known as Ringmaster (voice)
  • Zack Shada known as Comet / Nava Boy (voice)
  • Carlos Alazraqui known as Houston (voice)
  • Omid Abtahi known as Dr. Jagu (voice)
  • Patrick Breen known as Dr. Bob (voice)
  • Jane Lynch known as Dr. Poole (voice)
  • Kath Soucie known as Dr. Smothers (voice)
  • Stanley Tucci known as Senator (voice)
  • Wally Wingert known as Splork / Infinity Probe / Pappy Ham (voice)
  • Jessica Gee known as Ship Voice / Infinity Probe / Additional Voices (voice) (as Jessica Gee George)
  • Tom Kenny known as Newsreel (voice)
  • Jason Harris known as Guard (voice)
  • Jay Keiser known as Cloud of Id (voice)
  • Tom Jacomb known as Reporter (voice)
  • Curtis Augspurger known as Reporter (voice)
  • Jess Harnell known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Ellie Harvie known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson known as Additional Voices (voice) (as Caitlin McKenna)
  • Eliza Bayne known as Dr. Smothers (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Art Department:

  • Manuel Arenas known as set designer
  • Peter Chan known as concept artist
  • James Gambino known as typesetting
  • Alex Hill known as storyboard artist (as Alex Hillkurtz)
  • Sylvie Lacroix known as visual development
  • Suzanne MacLennan known as art department coordinator
  • Tom Morgan known as storyboard artist (as Thomas Morgan)
  • Francesca R. Natale known as concept artist
  • Rasoul Shafeazadeh known as matte painter
  • Vitaly Shafirov known as storyboard artist
  • Sterling Sheehy known as character designer
  • Sterling Sheehy known as storyboard artist
  • Cosku Turhan known as assistant art director
  • Young Min Yoon known as set designer


Production Companies:

  • Vanguard Animation
  • Odyssey Entertainment
  • Starz Animation
  • Starz Media
  • Studiopolis

Other Companies:

  • Film Finances  completion guarantor
  • Technicolor Digital Intermediates  digital intermediate


  • Lark Films Distribution (2008) (Hong Kong) (all media)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Paris (2008) (Brazil) (theatrical)
  • Emperor Motion Pictures (2008) (Hong Kong) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment Film Distributors (2008) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Golden Village Entertainment (2008) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Independent Films (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Pyramid (2008) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Showtime (2008) (South Korea) (theatrical)
  • Scanbox Entertainment (2008) (Finland) (all media)
  • Transeuropa Video Entertainment (TVE) (2009) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (2008) (USA) (DVD)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (2008) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Warner Home Video (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

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Special Effects:

  • Hatch Production (conceptual art)

Visual Effects by:

  • Christopher Ahrens known as lighting artist
  • Shigeki Ao known as lead modeler
  • Cheryl Bainum known as executive producer: HATCH
  • Marco Barbati known as lead character technical director
  • Jenny Basen known as software and lighting coordinator
  • Tim Belsher known as lighting artist: Vanguard Animation
  • Tim Belsher known as pipeline architect: Vanguard Animation
  • Troy Brooks known as pipeline supervisor
  • Cyril Frederick Chu known as lighting artist
  • Cyril Frederick Chu known as texture artist
  • Andrew Coates known as digital compositor
  • Glenn Curry known as digital effects artist
  • Steven Elford known as head of layout
  • Steven Elford known as head of visual effects
  • Marc English known as visual effects
  • Adam Estey known as compositor
  • Deak Ferrand known as concept artist: HATCH
  • Dave Gordon known as tools development
  • Erik Gronfeldt known as character shading lead
  • Erik Gronfeldt known as digital compositor
  • David Hall known as compositor
  • Lawrence Huang known as lead lighter
  • C. Jin Im known as lighting lead
  • Colin Jenken known as digital compositor
  • Colin Jenken known as visual effects technical director
  • Gregory John Jowle known as environments & look development supervisor
  • Gyuri Kiss known as effects lead
  • Sara Jane Kramer known as texture & shading artist
  • Danny Lee known as digital compositor
  • Key Hyung Lee known as lighting technical director
  • Michael Lemon known as visual effects artist
  • Jing Jing Liu known as lighting
  • Manuel Llamas known as digital compositor
  • Daniel Lowenberg known as digital effects artist
  • Russell Lum known as digital compositor
  • Nick Lupinetti known as simulation technical director
  • Scott MacKay known as digital compositor
  • Will McCrate known as lighting lead
  • Paul Mica known as texture artist
  • Saybian Morgan known as character look development supervisor
  • Tony Pelle known as pipeline architect
  • Rudy Poat known as visual effects artist
  • Edwin Poon known as lighting artist
  • Matt Pursley known as technical director
  • Alan Rogers known as lead animator
  • Michelle Rosenthal known as junior lighting technical director
  • Ran Sariel known as lighting technical director
  • Andrew Schwartz known as film finisher
  • Alex Segal known as tools development
  • Heekyung Shin known as lighting technical director
  • John Silander known as character modeler
  • John Silander known as character sculptor
  • Vicki Silva known as digital compositor
  • Angie Young-Ji Sohn known as lighting & compositing
  • George Taylor known as compositor
  • Jenn Taylor known as animator
  • Kieran Tether known as lighting and compositing artist
  • Jeff Tetzlaff known as environment modeler
  • Jeff Tetzlaff known as lighting artist
  • Rolph Thomas known as lead compositor
  • Graeme Tung known as lighting artist
  • Ruslan Vasylev known as character modeler
  • Bernie Wempe known as lead character modeler
  • Daniel Wexler known as script programmer
  • Chris Winters known as lead lighter: Vanguard Animation

Release Date:

  • Hong Kong 17 July 2008
  • South Korea 17 July 2008
  • Brazil 18 July 2008
  • Canada 18 July 2008
  • USA 18 July 2008
  • Portugal 24 July 2008
  • Kuwait 31 July 2008
  • Ireland 1 August 2008
  • UK 1 August 2008
  • Israel 7 August 2008
  • Sweden 8 August 2008
  • Singapore 14 August 2008
  • Croatia 21 August 2008
  • Finland 22 August 2008
  • Spain 22 August 2008
  • Russia 28 August 2008
  • Poland 29 August 2008
  • Norway 12 September 2008
  • Australia 25 September 2008
  • Iceland 26 September 2008
  • Chile 2 October 2008
  • Netherlands 8 October 2008
  • Belgium 22 October 2008
  • France 22 October 2008
  • Mexico 24 October 2008
  • Venezuela 7 November 2008
  • Turkey 9 January 2009
  • Germany 5 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Italy 6 February 2009
  • Argentina 11 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Peru 26 February 2009
  • Hungary 9 March 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Ecuador 29 May 2009


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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