Lancelot Link Secret Chimp (2012) – By Jason S. Lockard

If you were a child of the early 70s no doubt on Saturday Mornings you marveled at the exploits of Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp. An all chimpanzee cast’s take on Get Smart and the Man from Uncle. Now thanks to Film Chest Media Group we can relive those adventures all over again!

Sandler Burns Marmer Productions brought us; Lance Link and Mata Hairi, who were agents of A.P.E. (Agency to Prevent Evil) battling Baron Von Butcher (voiced by Get Smart’s Bernie Kopell) and his evil organization C.H.U.M.P. (Criminal Headquarters for Underworld Master Plan). In each episode, A.P.E. agents also performed as members of the rock group, the Evolution Revolution, introduced by Ed Simian, a funny take on variety host Ed Sullivan. This series was not made to bring a social commentary or try to change the world it was just good clean fun.

This DVD features all 17 full length episodes and a bonus disk featuring 11 music videos featuring The Evolution Revolution. Interviews with producer Allan Sandler and musical director Bob Emenegger. "I created Lancelot Link" documentary. 7 minutes of vignettes entitled Chimpies and more.

In the final analysis this collection is awesome. Jam packed with good stuff. Amazingly in 2011 producers found that Lance Link was still alive in his 40s or 50s and living in The Los Angeles Wildlife Waystation. Now the most important thing is a portion of the proceeds from this special collectors edition of Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp goes to The Wildlife Waystation where Lance now resides. How can you say no to that?!

So for the first time ever I implore those that like Lancelot Link Secret Chimp or even if you don’t pick up a copy and support Lance Link. He brought a lot of joy to kids over the years; let’s make his retirement years enjoyable. Head over to and support Lance by picking up a copy of the Special Collector’s Edition of Lancelot Link Secret Chimp.

Moral Rating: Nothing Offensive
Audience: Family
Genre: Action Comedy
Length: Over 8 hours
Released: 2012
Our Rating: A