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[ # ] Television is going to the chimps…literally
January 25th, 2010 under Reality International

I think I remember one of the cartoons like The Simpsons or The Critic doing an episode where Hollywood apes were creating movies in Hollywood and I thought that would never happen…that was until now. The BBC Two is going to air a film that is entirely shot by chimpanzees on Wednesday called ChimpCam. According to the website, “Nine years ago John Capener watched a documentary that left him thinking, “a chimp could have shot this!”…and that’s where The Chimpcam Project was born. If we gave chimpanzees a camcorder, what would they do with it? What, if anything, would they film?” He brought a woman with a PhD on board and they taught the chimps how to use the cameras. The BBC reports that for “over 18 months, she introduced video technology to a group of 11 chimpanzees living in a newly built enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo, UK.” On Wednesday we will see how it all turned out.
Who else besides me is afraid Hollywood is going to think this is a great idea and they will let chimps make their own movies? But then again maybe Hollywood would stop remaking movies because they will be afraid for their jobs since chimps could make movies for a lot less than them. But with our luck the chimps choose to remake Gorillas in the Mist or Project X…


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