Ace Ventura is the pet detective and the main protagonist of the Ace Ventura movies, played by Jim Carrey.
Ace is a Miami-based private detective specializing in the retrieval of missing animals, said to be the son of Ron Ventura and descendant of such as "Ernest Ventura Shackleton" and "Jacques Ventura Costeau". It is not known whether the animated television series was contiguous with the feature-films; but if it was it may take place before them because the only one of his pets to appear in the series is his capuchin monkey, Spike.
When Nature Calls
During the second film, Ace attempts monasticism after a failed rescue attempt of a raccoon; only to be called out of retirement to investigate a missing sacred animal.
I'm going to untie you now. But before I do I want you to know that I'm really, truly, very SORRY!!
Despite the sequel's success, Jim Carrey was not very pleased with it. It would be almost two decades before Carrey would reprise another one of his previous roles. According to Dumb and Dumber costar Jeff Daniels, Carrey had explained to him the reasons why he didn't like 'Nature Calls' verymuch. Carrey disliked the whole "Ace is afraid of bats" angle, as he found it to be cheap, and even fought with the director about changing the script so that Ace was merely allergic to bats. Carrey was also very nervous about the film's depiction of the native characters, and that people might take offence to them. Jim's even surprised the film hasn't been outright banned.