Space Chimp

2 December 2010

Everyone is familiar with the chimps that were used in the space programs of several countries in the fifties and sixties. What would happen if one was sent on an incredibly long journey? What would they return to?

This is what Space Chimp explores. It shows the return to earth of our eponymous hero many decades after he first set out. It was reated as a collaboration between the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Ben Lee and Leo Burnett. There is a definite and clear message about our planet carried by this very short film and you may well find yourself reaching for a hanky by the end. To make it pull at your heart strungs even further it features Ben Lee's track, Song for the Divine Mother of the Universe which celebrates a homecoming. Very cool altogether.

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