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TCFHE Press Release: Space Chimps (DVD/Blu-ray)

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 02 2008 - 05:20 AM



Blasting Off to DVD and Blu-ray Disc November 25th
From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

“A Thrilling Adventure Full Of Wit, Charm And Wonderful Visuals”
– Film Advisory Board

CENTURY CITY, Calif. – From one of the primates that produced Shrek comes Space Chimps, a side-splitting intergalactic CGI animated comedy from Vanguard Animation (Valiant, Happily N’Ever After), rocketing onto DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) on November 25th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Starz Media. A chimp-errific hilarious adventure that is “delightful from beginning to end” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times), Space Chimps centers on the story of Ham III, the grandson of the first chimpanzee in space, who is recruited to join two NASA chimps, the fearless Lieutenant Luna and the uptight Titan, on an important mission to retrieve a wayward craft. However, things get a little hairy when they find out that they were sent on a space ship with no plans to return to earth. Ham III has to muster the courage and channel his inner chimp to get them home, while saving the peaceful inhabitants of a distant planet from their evil dictator. High-flying fun for all ages that was honored with the Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence and the Dove Seal of Approval, Space Chimps was produced by John H. Williams (the Shrek trilogy) and Barry Sonnenfeld (Men In Black) and features an all-star voice cast including Andy Samberg (“Saturday Night Live”), Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada), Jeff Daniels (Dumb & Dumber), Jane Lynch (Alvin and the Chipmunks), Patrick Warburton (“Rules of Engagement”) and Kristin Chenoweth (“Pushing Daisies”).

The Space Chimps DVD is filled with bonus features the whole family will go bananas over, including a behind-the-scenes casting session, still gallery and more, plus the Blu-ray Disc includes a fun-filled BD-exclusive space-themed trivia track! The Space Chimps DVD will be priced to own at $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada and the Blu-ray Disc will be available for $39.99 U.S. / $49.98 Canada.

When Ham III, the slacker grandson of NASA’s legendary chimpanzee astronaut, is recruited to help retrieve a lost space probe, he has a close encounter of the hilarious kind as he teams up with the lovely Lieutenant Luna and their by-the-book commander, Titan. But when the ship crash-lands on a strange planet, can this mismatched chimp crew work together to save the mission without driving each other bananas? The simian slacker becomes a reluctant hero and learns the true meaning of courage as he and his crewmates risk everything in an effort to save the peaceful inhabitants of a distant planet from an evil dictator.

DVD Specs:
The Space Chimps DVD release is presented on a flipper disc in both widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio) and full screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio) formats with English 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish/French Dolby Surround audio with English and Spanish subtitles. DVD bonus features will include:
· Fox Movie Channel Presents Casting Session featurette
· Still Gallery
· TV Spots

Blu-ray Disc Specs:
The Space Chimps BD release will be authored in BD-Java with AVC (MPEG 4) compression on a single-layer 25 GB disc presented in widescreen format (2.35:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Audio and Spanish/French 5.1 Dolby Digital audio with English & Spanish subtitles. The Space Chimps BD includes all of the above standard-def DVD bonus features, plus the BD-exclusive “Trivia Blast Off” trivia track featuring on-screen facts about outer space, space travel and the Space Program.

Street Date: November 25, 2008
Prebook Date: October 29, 2008
Pricing: $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada (DVD)
$39.99 U.S. / $49.98 Canada (BD)
Catalog #s: 2253357 (DVD)
2254675 (BD)
Total Run Time: 81 Minutes
MPAA Rating: G
Closed Captioned: Yes


Ronald J Epstein
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