I never intended to become a professional gorilla. It happened by accident, like the story of the starving artist whose cat spilled paint on his blank canvas. A wealthy man happens by and proclaims the artist a genius—his paintings begin to sell and he goes on to become a world-famous artist. To a much lesser degree, this is what happened to me. Only my fame would be slower to arrive, and my canvas would be a $35,000 gorilla costume.
“Gorilla Tales is a hilarious collection of stories that only a person that experienced a lifetime career as a professional ape could tell. A stranger (and funnier) than fiction world told by the ape master himself, Donald McLeod. Get the bizarre behind the scenes stories (from an ape’s perspective) on the films Trading Places, Tanya’s Island, and The Man with Two Brains just to name a few. Hold your breath, fasten your seatbelt—this is wild boozy ride through the vivid memories of a master storyteller!” —Adam Meir, Actor, Director and Movement Artist