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Going Ape

Going Ape

Photo Credit:  National Geographic Channels
  • Premiered: 
    May 13, 2013
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  • Network: Nat Geo
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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Plot Synopsis

With the help of scientists, animal experts, and Peter Elliot, whose career in Hollywood has seen him become the go-to actor in movie roles as apes and primates, GOING APE looks to our primate predecessors to understand human interaction and social dynamics. Not only do humans share 98 percent of our genetic code with our closest ape relatives, we also share some of the same inherent basic instincts. This comic three-part series explores humans' daily battles for power, territory, sex and allegiance with that of our monkey cousins through humorous experiments, hidden camera footage, wildlife footage and expert analysis. By observing the primate world and setting up near identical social experiments with humans, GOING APE explores the root of our basic behavior: our inner ape.

Other Titles

  • Aired internationally as: Ape Man

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Blink Entertainment