When I first saw this ad I spent a while scratching my head wondering how could they train an orangutan to do the stuff this one does. After digging a bit into it I learned that they didn't trained it at all. It was entirely made with CGI by The Mill, one of the best postproduction houses on the planet.
This TV commercial—made by special effects company The Mill for Direct TV—is pretty neat. They filmed the race in a stadium in Mexico. Then they got the actor's head in a green room, mapping that over the race video, replacing the head.