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There was this odd 70s movie with a small hairy animal boy. The movie had scientists and laboratories in it. I can’t remember any other details. Looked like a small wookiee.

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    Hi, this is a good start but do you have any more details at all? Were there other characters? Anything about the plot or setting? Modern day/future/prehistoric? Check you aren't assuming any details, and therefore missing them out
    – AncientSwordRage
    Commented Jun 10, 2021 at 13:35

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"The Ugly Little Boy" (1977 TV movie)?

This was a movie based on the short story by author Isaac Asimov. Below is a clip from YouTube which maybe shows the scene that you're remembering.

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  • If so, this has been asked and answered at least twice before here Commented Jun 10, 2021 at 15:55
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    @1.21 gigawatts. You can also watch the complete movie on YouTube, it's only about 26 minutes long.
    – the guest
    Commented Jun 10, 2021 at 19:40
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Sounds a bit like the TV series Land of the Lost from 1974. Cha-Ka was a small ape like boy they meet.

Cha-Ka

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Could this be Joan Crawford's last film, the 1970 Trog?

Anthropologist Dr. Brockton (Joan Crawford) unearths a troglodyte (an Ice Age 'missing link" half-caveman, half-ape) and manages to domesticate him - until he's let loose by an irate land developer (Michael Gough) to go on a rampage and kidnap a little girl. Crawford's last feature film.

Trailer

There's a longer plot summary here which includes scenes in the lab.

Found with a Google search for 1970s film hairy boy

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