Two million years ago, deep in the Savannah desert lives Edward, the eldest son of a primate king. At birth Edward is considered too small and puny for his tough tribe and is sent away to be brought up in secret. But as he grows up he realises he is no ordinary ape… It’s not long before Edward discovers fire (well, someone had to!), hunting, modern living, love and even… hope. As generous as he is advanced, Edward wants to share everything, revolutionise the established order and bring his people bang up to date – with hilarious results as the rest of the primates try to get to grips with a new way of doing things!