Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back (2010)
|Director||John H. Williams|
|Genre||Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi|
|Content Rating||PG (PG)|
|Company||Wonderworld Studios, Vanguard Films and Animation, Prana Studios|
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back is a 2010 American direct-to-video 3D computer-animated comic science fiction film, produced by Vanguard Animation. It is the sequel to Space Chimps (2008), the animated film was directed and produced by John H. Williams and written by Rob Moreland.
Zack Shada, Carlos Alazraqui, Cheryl Hines, Patrick Warburton, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Breen, Omid Abtahi and Jane Lynch reprise their roles from the previous film; Andy Samberg, Jeff Daniels, and Kristin Chenoweth were replaced by Tom Kenny, John DiMaggio, and Laura Bailey, respectively.
Space Chimps 2 was theatrically released in the United Kingdom on May 28, 2010, and released direct to video in the United States on October 5, 2010, by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Two years after the events of the first film, Comet (Zack Shada), a tech-savvy young chimp, wants to be taken seriously as a full-fledged space chimp, but Ham (Tom Kenny), Luna (Cheryl Hines) and the other chimps do not take him seriously. Comet learns that he was removed from the last space mission because of budget cuts, and plans to go on the next space mission. Comet interferes with the controls on a rocket, accidentally launching the ship into space. Eventually, Comet lands on Planet Malgor, where he meets Ham’s alien friend, Kilowatt (Laura Bailey), for the first time, and gains respect from the residents there.
However, back on Earth, Zartog (John DiMaggio), the evil alien from the first film, sneaks into NASA headquarters and takes over Mission Control using a remote that vaporizes objects and zaps three scientists, Dr. Bob (Patrick Breen), Dr. Jagu (Omid Abtahi) and Dr. Poole (Jane Lynch) out of existence. Zartog wants to get revenge on Ham for foiling his plans, and encounters an oblivious Titan (Patrick Warburton), who gives him a tour of Mission Control. Comet, accompanied by Kilowatt, returns to Earth, while Ham evades Zartog by riding on a jetpack. While Zartog is distracted, Comet manages to steal the remote and reprograms it to bring the scientists back, and shrink Zartog; Zartog escapes while the others laugh. The film ends with Zartog running from a dog he harassed earlier.
- Zack Shada as Comet
- Laura Bailey as Kilowatt, Computer Voice, Instar Receptionist, Girl Reporter
- Carlos Alazraqui as Houston, Piddles the Camera Guy
- Tom Kenny as Ham III, Reporter #1
- Cheryl Hines as Luna
- Patrick Warburton as Titan
- John DiMaggio as Zartog
- Stanley Tucci as Senator
- Patrick Breen as Dr. Bob
- Omid Abtahi as Dr. Jagu, Reporter #2
- Jane Lynch as Dr. Poole
Entertainment Film Distributors released the film to cinemas in the United Kingdom on May 28, 2010, while 20th Century Fox released it in the United States on October 5, 2010. Space Chimps 2 grossed $4,124,518.
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back is the second Vanguard Animation film that had a sequel film. The film was released on DVD on September 27, 2010, in 3D, along with the double feature pack, with both films, in the United Kingdom. The film originally opened on #7, in the United Kingdom, on the release weekend.
The film has the rating of 0% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on 8 reviews, and an average rating of 2.3/10.