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Being John Malkovich

1999
Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich is a 1999 American drama/comedy film written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze.  It stars John Cusak, Cameron Diaz and John Malkovich. 

In the fllm, Cameron Diaz's character owns a pet chimpanzee (named Elijah) among other exotic animals.


Babe 2: Pig in the City

1998
Babe 2: Pig in the City

Babe: Pig in the City is a 1998 sequel to the 1995 film Babe.  The film features several voiced-over animal "actors", including several chimpanzees.  Although the movie was filmed entirely in Australia, the chimpanzee actors were supplied by Steve Martin's Working Wildlife out of California.


Summer of the Monkeys

1998
Summer of the Monkeys

Summer Of The Monkeys (set in the 1800's on the prairies of Oklahoma) follows the story of a young boy, Jay, who dreams of getting enough money to buy his dream horse. One summer Jay finds four chimpanzees on the prairie who have fallen off a circus cart.  He befriends the chimpanzees and begins his adventures.

The Disney film was adapted from the the children's novel by William Rawls.


Rocketman

1997
Rocketman

Rocketman is a 1997 comedy produced by Walt Disney Pictures and starring Harland Williams.

In the film, a NASA software programmer is thrust into astronaut duty following an co-workers injury.  He heads out on a voyage to Mars, accompanied by a beligerant astrochimp sidekick named Ulysses (played by a chimpanzee "actor" named Raven).


The animal trainer listed in the credits is Ursula Brauner.


Buddy

1997
Buddy

Buddy is a 1997 film starring Rene Russo.  The film is based on the life of a gorilla named Massa who was credited as the oldest gorilla on record.

In the film, a millionaire animal collector adopts a young gorilla and adds him to her household, which already houses two young chimpanzees.  The gorilla was an animatronic creation operated by Jim Henson's crew, but the chimpanzees were live animal "actors."


Ed

1996
Ed

This 1996 comedy stars Matt LeBlanc. LeBlanc plays Jack "Deuce" Cooper, a talented baseball pitcher in the minor league. Jack gets a new roommate and gains an unusual best friend in the team's new third baseman named Ed, a full grown chimpanzee. 

 


Mr. Wrong

1996
Mr. Wrong

Single and lonely Martha, played by Ellen DeGeneres, finally meets a handsome stranger named Whitman, played by Bill Pullman. Whitman seems like Mr. Right, but Martha soon realizes he is not and does everything in her power to pull the plug on their relationship.

Chimpanzee "actors" were used in this romantic comedy and were provided by Worldwide Movie Animals, LLC.


Showgirls

1995
Showgirls

Showgirls is a 1995 film starring Elizabeth Berkley as a drifter who ventures to Las Vegas to become a stage performer.

In one scene, chimpanzees run loose in the dancers' dressing room.

The credited chimpanzee trainer for this film was Bob Dunn.


Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

1995
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

 This film is the sequel to Ace Venture: Pet Detective (1994).  Both films starred Jim Carrey as a detective specializing in cases involving animals.

In a very short-duration scene, a chimpanzee "actor" is seen sitting at a desk tearing up paper files.

Bob Dunn is among those listed as animal trainers for the film.


Fluke

1995
Fluke

This movie is about a workaholic named Thomas Johnson who dies in a car accident and comes back to life as a dog. One scene in the movie features a chimpanzee saving a puppy from a burning building.

This film starred Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew Modine and Nancy Travis.