What Happened When Two Chimps Watched the New Planet of the Apes Movie? (Video)

The two chimps above, Vali and Sugriva, attended the premier of the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes film along with a thousand other movie-goers in the BigD Auditorium at Carmike Cinema, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The two chimps are highly intelligent, and often watch other movies, like Lord of the Rings, on televisions at Myrtle Beach Safari, where they live. They even paid for their own food and drinks!

Vali and Sugriva getting some snacks for the movie. Click to enlarge

Check out the video below to learn more about their trip to the movies:


Vali and Sugriva were escorted by the safari’s director, Bhagavan Antle. He points out that the chimps are able to identify the good guys and the bad guys by their facial expressions. In fact, their reactions to the movie weren’t all that different from our own.

Although some people were somewhat uncomfortable with the idea of watching Planet of the Apes with two chimps, Antle dismissed the notion that the film could somehow make Vali and Sugriva turn into the chimps from the movie.

Plus, they clapped for the good guys and jeered the bad guys, so I don’t think we have anything to worry about.

(h/t Daily Mail)

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