Chimp Haven’s “Movie Stars”
Some local “residents” make their big movie debut. The new movie “The Rise of the Planet of the Apes” opens in theaters tomorrow — and you might recognize one of the names in the credits. Chimp Haven’s chimpanzees provided the ape vocalizations to correspond with the movie’s computer-generated characters. An audio team from Twentieth Century Fox spent three days at the Keithville sanctuary last January — recording the voices of Chimp Haven’s residents…and all of those sounds can be heard in the movie. In the home video version of the film, which will be released at the end of the year, video and information about Chimp Haven will be included in the special features.