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Apes’ series has long history

July 29, 2001

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Here is a list of "Planet of the Apes" movie and television productions:

Movies

"Planet of the Apes," 1968. Director: Franklin J. Schaffner. Cast: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly, Linda Harrison. Plot: Astronauts land on a planet where apes are masters and humans are slaves.

"Beneath the Planet of the Apes," 1970. Director: Ted Post. Cast: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison, Charlton Heston, Victor Buono, Thomas Gomez. Plot: Apes war with human mutants who have survived a long-ago nuclear blast.

"Escape from the Planet of the Apes," 1971. Director: Don Taylor. Cast: Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman, Natalie Trundy, William Windom, Sal Mineo, Ricardo Montalban. Plot: Apes make their way to present-day Los Angeles.

"Conquest of the Planet of the Apes," 1972. Director: J. Lee Thompson. Cast: Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Ricardo Montalban, Natalie Trundy, Severn Darden. Plot: Apes rebel and manage to conquer man.

"Battle for the Planet of the Apes," 1973. Director: J. Lee Thompson. Cast: Roddy McDowall, Natalie Trundy, Severn Darden, Paul Williams, Claude Akins, John Huston. Plot: The Apes saga comes full cycle, with clips from previous films.

"Planet of the Apes," 2001. Director: Tim Burton. Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan and Kris Kristofferson. Plot: Burton brings us his own, otherworldly take on the original.

Television

"The Planet of the Apes," CBS, 1973-'74. Cast: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Mark Lenard, Booth Colman.

"Beyond the Planet of the Apes," animated Saturday morning cartoon, NBC, 1975-'76.

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