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2021-05-06

I only discovered the existence of this magazine a couple of months ago: the September 27, 1971, issue of Scholastic Scope magazine, which features Escape from the Planet of the Apes on the cover (even though the image is from Planet of the Apes).

A copy of this issue showed up on eBay a couple of weeks ago, and I snatched it up so I could add it to the Magazines page. The condition is poor, but since I've never seen one before, that's OK!

Inside, an abridged version of the entire plot of Escape is given in pseudo-script form! I shouldn't have been surprised by that, because the September 27, 1973, issue did the same thing for Battle.

View the article
Download a PDF
Download a CBZ

Enjoy!


2021-04-30

Mark Rogers is creating a 2021 Planet of the Apes TV Series Desktop Calendar. Each image is suitable for use as a desktop background. He created a size that he thought would work best for most people. He wrote, "If these proportions don't work for people, using a solid color background set to "#ff9900" will provide an adequate setting."

This is May's image. The June image will be posted near the end of May.

Mark Rogers's 2021 Planet of the Apes TV Series Calendar


Download May 2021

Thanks, Mark!


2021-04-12

One of Dave "Dream-maker" Ballard's hobbies is painting and customizing model and statue kits, and over the years, he's built up an amazing body of incredible work. After he shared photos of a couple with me, I suggested that we create a page here in the Archive to showcase his work. I had no idea what I was proposing: A total of twenty-one pages showcasing twenty-four incredible models and statues.

Just as amazing to me as the model work are Dave's photographs of the models. Enjoy!

Dave Ballard's Models, Kits, and Statues

Thanks, Dave!


2021-03-25

Years ago, I added scans of the covers of the Brazilian Planeta dos Macacos comics to the Archive, thanks to Terry Hoknes and Tim Parati.

Today, thanks to Angelo Regalado, I've added PDF and CBZ scans of all eighteen Brazilian Apes comics—in color!—to the Brazilian Comics page!

Issues one through seventeen contain the art from the Marvel magazines, but the eighteenth "Special Edition" issue contains the art from the Power Records adaptation of the first film.

If you're not familiar with CBZ files, they're really just Zip files containing JPG files. The special .cbz extension is recognized and read by various CBZ/CBR display programs. One such free program for Windows (and the one I use) is CDisplay Ex. On my Fire HD 10 tablet, I use Perfect Viewer, which is well worth the $2.99 price tag. There are other, free options available for phones and tablets, too.


2021-03-25

Mark Rogers is creating a 2021 Planet of the Apes TV Series Desktop Calendar. Each image is suitable for use as a desktop background. He created a size that he thought would work best for most people. He wrote, "If these proportions don't work for people, using a solid color background set to "#ff9900" will provide an adequate setting."

This is April's image. The May image will be posted near the end of April.

Mark Rogers's 2021 Planet of the Apes TV Series Calendar


Download April 2021

Thanks, Mark!


2021-03-15

I discovered today that the videos in the Fox 30th Anniversary Site subsite no longer worked, since Flash is no longer supported by most browsers. I have converted the videos and fixed all of the links, so now you can once again relive Fox's state-of-the-art 1998 website promoting the release of the 30th anniversary DVD set!

Fox 30th Anniversary Site

I also fixed all of the videos and audio files for Alex Ruiz's Prophecy website from 2000.

Alex Ruiz's Prophecy Site


2021-03-13

Matthew Sotis has delivered another suprise for the Scripts page!

Matt wrote:

I just uploaded Rod Serling's first draft screenplay—excavated from my collection—which has the original, statue-free ending and with revisions through 5/22/64.

The PDF has been added to the Scripts page.

Download a PDF of Rod Serling's First Draft Screenplay

View a PDF of Rod Serling's First Draft Screenplay

Thanks, Matt!

I also redesigned the Scripts page, and in doing so, I discovered that I somehow had neglected, years ago, to add the final draft of "The Legacy" TV script! Both the first draft, titled "Second Family," and the final draft are now there.


2021-03-06

What a surprising treat! It's been quite a while since a new script has been added to the Scripts page, but thanks to Matthew Sotis, I've just added a PDF of Michael Wilson's "Final Revised Screenplay," dated April 18, 1967!

Matt wrote:

I've unearthed Michael Wilson's final draft from 1967. [...] This is Michael Wilson's final work on the script, which includes the complete, original ending and so much more.

The PDF has been added to the Scripts page.

Download a PDF of Michael Wilson's Final Revised Screenplay

View a PDF of Michael Wilson's Final Revised Screenplay

In fact, many of the scripts here originally came from Matt's collection. Thanks, Matt!


2021-03-04

Mark Rogers is creating a 2021 Planet of the Apes TV Series Desktop Calendar. Each image is suitable for use as a desktop background. He created a size that he thought would work best for most people. He wrote, "If these proportions don't work for people, using a solid color background set to "#ff9900" will provide an adequate setting."

This is March's image. The April image will be posted near the end of March, assuming I remember.

Mark Rogers's 2021 Planet of the Apes TV Series Calendar


Download March 2021

Thanks, Mark!


2021-02-24

Thanks to Greg Champy, new autograph cards from Paul Williams ("Virgil") and Jerome Thor ("Proto") have been added to the Apes Autographs page! Greg bought the autographs from a reputable dealer, and he designed the cards for them.


2021-02-17

A whole slew of various international items has been contributed by Harry Barnes! They're scattered over several different pages.

Thanks, Harry!


2021-02-16

Artist Daniel Horne recently completed this piece of commissioned art: a pencil portrait of General Ursus.

Apes art by Daniel Horne

Thanks, Daniel!


2021-02-09

Back in late October 2004, Greg Plonowski and I began a weekly feature here, posting PDF versions of the Marvel UK Planet of the Apes comics. Each PDF was posted 30 years to the week of the original publication dates. Greg did all of the work; I just took care of getting them posted.

Greg originally scanned the comics at print-quality 300 DPI. However, few people then had the bandwidth or storage requirements for 300-DPI scans, so we provided heavily-compressed, 150-DPI files.

We have now added 300-DPI PDF and CBZ files for each comic!

Marvel UK Apes Comics

Huge thanks to Greg for suggesting we upgrade the files and for doing the scans in the first place! All of these years later, I'm still staggered by the amount of work he put into scanning all 143 comics.

If you're not familiar with CBZ files, they're really just Zip files containing JPG files. The special .cbz extension is recognized and read by various CBZ/CBR display programs. One such free program for Windows (and the one I use) is CDisplay Ex. On my Fire HD 10 tablet, I use Perfect Viewer, which is well worth the $2.99 price tag. There are other, free options available for phones and tablets, too.


2021-02-01

Organización Editorial de Publicaciones was the authorized publisher of Marvel Comics in Mexico. One of the titles they published was Arañita Super Historias (Spider-Man Super Stories). Issue 88, dated December 5, 1976, was titled "Arañita desafia a Urko" ("Spider-Man vs. Urko").

Rich Handley has provided scans of this rare comic, as well as a translation of the Spanish text!

"Spider-Man vs. Urko"

Thanks, Rich!


2021-01-22

Mark Rogers is creating a 2021 Planet of the Apes TV Series Desktop Calendar. Each image is suitable for use as a desktop background. He created a size that he thought would work best for most people. He wrote, "If these proportions don't work for people, using a solid color background set to "#ff9900" will provide an adequate setting."

This is February's image. The March image will be posted near the end of February.

Mark Rogers's 2021 Planet of the Apes TV Series Calendar


Download February 2021

Thanks, Mark!


2021-01-21

Thanks to Peter Romeo, high-resolution scans of the promotional newspapers Fox produced to promote each of the Apes films are now available. These newspapers featured names like The Ape, and one was produced for each of the five films.

Planet of the Apes Promotional Newspapers


2020-12-30

It is with extreme sadness that I am posting about the untimely death of Mark Talbot-Butler on December 29, 2020. His wife Tanya posted this on Facebook:

Mark had spent the past few months working on another huge contribution of stills for the Archive. He took pride in his work, and this isn't the best way to display what he'd been doing, but he'd been posting "sneak peeks" of some of the images on his Facebook group, The Definitive Planet of the Apes. I have gone through the group and have collected those images so that everyone can see what he'd been up to.

Mark Talbot-Butler's unfinished stills work

Mark Talbot-Butler's Ginormous Stills Collection

Rest in peace, my friend. Thank you for your generosity and enthusiasm.

Hunter


2020-12-30

Mark Rogers is creating a 2021 Planet of the Apes TV Series Desktop Calendar. Each image is suitable for use as a desktop background. He created a size that he thought would work best for most people. He wrote, "If these proportions don't work for people, using a solid color background set to "#ff9900" will provide an adequate setting."

This is January's image. The February image will be posted at the end of January.


Download January 2021

Thanks, Mark!


2020-12-13

Thanks to Harry Barnes, we now have scans of all five French Les Fiches de Monsieur Cinema press cards. The card for Battle has been added to the International Pressbooks page.

Thanks, Harry! More from Harry will be added soon.

Also thanks to Harry, three more Italian Fotobustas for Planet have been added to the Planet Fotobustas page!

Thanks, Harry! More from Harry will be added soon.


2020-12-10

Thanks to Peter Romeo, scans of a pressbook for the 1971 double-feature release of Planet and Beneath have been added to the Pressbooks page!

Pressbook for Planet & Beneath Double Feature (1971)

Thanks, Peter!


2020-11-13

Hungarian Apes fan Mark Fridvalszki just discovered the Archive and loves it. He sent me a link to an article with information, anecdotes, and posters about the release of the first film in various Eastern European countries. I found it all fascinating, and I encourage you to take a look!

Hungarian blog Plakàtfiù:
Eastern European movie posters for 50 years of Planet of the Apes

English version courtesy of Google Translate

Thanks, Mark!


2020-11-10

Harry Barnes has contributed new and complete scans of the twelve Spanish lobby cards for Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Previously, we only had six of the cards scanned here, courtesy of Ricardo Pablo Lopez.

You can see the Spanish Beneath lobby cards here.

You can see lobby cards from around the world here.


2020-10-27

Thanks to Greg Champy and blogger swbrook1957, wrappers for the UK Planet of the Apes trading cards have been added to UK Trading Cards page.

For lots more cards, visit the Collectible Cards page.


2020-09-26

On August 19, 1973, Roddy McDowall participated in a fundraiser at the Hollywood Bowl called A Shakespeare Cabaret to benefit the Los Angeles Free Shakespeare Festival. Roddy performed in full Planet of the Apes makeup! Other participants included Alice Cooper, Jean Simmons, and Jean Stapleton, which led to, IMO, one of the greatest photos ever taken.

Here is another upgrade to the main image, shown to the left. For years, all I'd ever seen was a very low-resolution image posted to Photobucket ages ago. Back in June, I received a scan of a magazine article that included the photo, and now, here's a scan of an actual photo print.

For more about the event, check out A Shakespeare Cabaret!


2020-08-09

Thanks to Greg Champy, images for print-it-yourself stickers for the Topps movie and TV series tradings cards are now available for your viewing and downloading pleasure!

You can see them on the new Planet of the Apes Trading Stickers page.


2020-08-07

Thanks to Greg Champy, artwork for a print-it-yourself checklist card for the Planet of the Apes TV series cards has been added to the Apes Bubble Gum Cards page.


2020-06-28

On August 19, 1973, Roddy McDowall participated in a fundraiser at the Hollywood Bowl called A Shakespeare Cabaret to benefit the Los Angeles Free Shakespeare Festival. Roddy performed in full Planet of the Apes makeup! Other participants included Alice Cooper, Jean Simmons, and Jean Stapleton, which led to, IMO, one of the greatest photos ever taken.

I recently found a much-improved version of the image, along with ten photos of Roddy and Jean Simmons that I'd never seen before. For all of the images from the night that I've found, along with newspaper clippings about the event, check out A Shakespeare Cabaret!


2020-06-23

Toronto-area fan Brian Brady sent in some great Apes poster images he created for fun. You can find them on the Brady Posters page.

Thanks, Brian!


2020-06-14

Thanks to Harry Barnes, scans of four Planet of the Apes coloring books from Finland have been added to the Coloring Books page!

Harry also contributed these new scans:

Thanks, Harry!


2020-05-29

Here's some very sad news to report. Huge Apes fan Angela May Rushmere died in December 2019. This post is from the "Talking Apes TV" Facebook page:

ANGELA RUSHMERE UPDATE: As many know Angela had gone missing from the Ape community a few months ago. Thanks to Patrick Izzo who went digging, he had found a friend of hers who relayed the sad news that Angela had passed away.

From Cam McTeer - I Have known Ang for @ 30 yrs....wow. That long..... Any ways after two messages today.. Ang's husband has not been able to find pass codes to all her accounts on FB.... He's so lost. Ang had a heart attack in her sleep end of Dec 2019... She has been cremated. Her ashes will be spread, with her parents June 6, 2020... there was nothing printed up at the crematorium. I don't kniw anything else as if right now... I am trying to get a hold of her husband who seems to have gone AWOL on my me right now....missing my friend?????? she was living beautiful person & not a ghost as I have heard her described as... Or an alias that was her real name but she was also very private about a lot of things...

Angela was a frequent poster on the various Apes Facebook pages. She was also a contributor to the Archive, sending in scans of the 2014 BlackSparrow Auction catalog.

Rest in peace, Angela.


2020-05-26

Sometime in the mid-2000s, the Planet of the Apes TV series was released on DVD in Japan as a special collectible set with a case shaped like the ship from the first episode (commonly called "Icarus," though this name is never mentioned in the films or series). The set also included a really nice color booklet.

Thanks to Rob Reading, high-quality scans of the Japanese DVD booklet are now available for your viewing pleasure.

You can find them on Japanese ship DVD page.

Also thanks to Rob Reading, a number of stills of Kim Hunter at home have been added ot the Lobby Cards & Stills page. There are several photos of Kim at home, as well as a few photos of Kim in other acting roles.

Thanks, Rob!

You can find them on the Kim Hunter Stills page.


2020-05-20

Thanks to Dave Ballard, John Roche, Dean Preston, and the rest of their crew, issue 21 of Simian Scrolls is now available for you to download and enjoy!

Printed copies will be available...someday. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unknown exactly when printed copies can be done. This electronic edition is only coming out now because of lucky circumstances and Dave's hard work.

View and Download issues of Simian Scrolls

Enjoy!


2020-05-09

Harry Barnes recently acquired the Japanese Laserdisc Planet of the Apes box set, which included Laserdiscs of all five films! He has graciously contributed photos of the box, the booklet, and the sleeves.

You can see them here:

The Japanese Laserdisc Box Set

Other Laserdiscs can be seen here:

Planet of the Apes Laserdiscs

Thanks, Harry!


2020-04-30

The Yahoo! Groups pota and PotaDG were two of the oldest and largest Planet of the Apes discussion communities on the 'net for many years. In December 2019, Yahoo! effectively shut down the groups, deleting all of the messages, files, and photos. Before that happened, I was able to grab all of that data, and now it's all available for your browsing pleasure.

More details can be found here:

The Yahoo! Groups pota and PotaDG

I've also added a "Top" button to the pages throughout the site. When you scroll down a page, you'll now find a red "Top" button in the lower-right corner. Clicking that button will take you back to the top of that page.


2020-04-01

'70s kid Jon Mackenzie sent in a couple of shots, including this one of his homemade prosthetics from back in the day! You can see the photos and read his story on the '70s Apes Kids page! Thanks, Jon!


2020-03-13

Thanks to Harry Barnes, more international items have been added to the archive!

Artist Jay Rogers has contributed the last four of his acrylic paintings recreating the Marvel comics covers. You can see his paintings here.

Thanks, Jay! You did amazing work!

Neil Foster contributed scans of Apes content from two issues of Movie News, an Australian magazine from 1968! You can find them at the top of the Magazines page.

Thanks, Neil!


2020-02-14

Thanks to Harry Barnes, more international items have been added to the archive!

Robert VanPelt sent in high-res photos of a 1980 promotional pamphlet that ABC put together for the five TV movies made from the TV series episodes. This book was put together in 1980 for the ABC-owned stations.

ABC TV Movies promo book – 1980

You can view the pages individually, and you can also download CBZ and PDF files.


2020-01-31

Now here's something new to most Apes fans! After years of diligence, Rich Handley finally tracked down and acquired six Planet of the Apes comics published in Indonesia! He worked with a friend to translate them to English and relettered them. You can now download all six issues in both CBZ and PDF formats!

Indonesian Planet of the Apes comics

Thanks, Rich!


2019-12-23

Mark Talbot-Butler has contributed 130 new, high-resolution scans of Apes stills! This brings the total number of images in Mark's gallery of Apes stills to 2,865!

You can see all of the stills on the Planet of the Apes Stills Page, or you can check out the new pages for each group:

Thanks, Mark!

Harry Barnes sent in a scans of a UK press sheet for Planet of the Apes. You can see it on the International Press Books page


2019-12-10

Artist Jay Rogers has contributed five more of his acrylic paintings recreating the Marvel comics covers. You can see his paintings here.

Be sure to check out the links to Jay's other work, too!


2019-11-12

In celebration of Kim Hunter's birthday today (November 12, 1922), here's a great sketch of Zira that Lori commissioned from cartoon artist Patrick Owsley! Check out the sketch and a brief video here. Thank you, Lori!


2019-10-03

Beloved Apes actor Roddy McDowall died on October 3, 1998. In honor of Roddy, we have a special treat today from Lori! She recently attended the first-ever Open House of the MPTF retirement center, which is home to the Roddy McDowall Rose Garden. The centerpiece of the garden is the actual Caesar statue from Battle for the Planet of the Apes.

Lori was able to take same fantastic photos of the rose garden, which you can see on the Roddy McDowall Rose Garden page. Thank you, Lori!


2019-09-28

Harry Barnes sent in scans of all of the Planet of the Apes novels and novelizations released in Japan! You can see them on the Book Covers page
Lori contributed these great scans of some great glossy stills. Some are autographed. You can see Lori's stills here.
Thanks to Lori, some Apes-related excerpts from some library books published since 2000 have been added to the Magazines page. They're available in both PDF and CBZ formats.
Thanks to Lori, more Apes-related excerpts from some various magazines have been added to the Magazines page. New additions are:

  • Screen Stories (July 1971)
  • Model & Toy #38 (Winter 1997)
  • Filmfax #74 (August-September 1999)
  • Scarlet Street #33 (1999)
  • Video Watchdog #67 (January 2001)
  • Chiller Theatre #15 (2001)
  • Cinefantastique (August 2001)
  • Video Watchdog #156 (May-June 2010)
  • Planet of the Apes #1, Malibu Graphics (1990) (just the article)

They're all available in both PDF and CBZ formats.


2019-09-09

Artist Jay Rogers has contributed four more of his acrylic paintings recreating the Marvel comics covers. You can see his paintings here.

Be sure to check out the links to Jay's other work, too!


2019-07-28

In addition to the Operation: Ape Revival campaign, Lori tried writing to several entities in 1975 looking for a Planet of the Apes Fan Club. She actually received written replies from:

  • Producer Stan Hough
  • SRS Merchandising
  • Marvel Comics Group

Scans of her letters have been added to the Operation: Ape Revival page.


2019-07-27

Here's something I doubt many of us have ever seen! I had never heard about it until Lori sent these images. After the TV series was cancelled, there was a letter-writing campaign mounted to save the show. The campaign was called Operation: Ape Revival, and thanks to Lori, scans of the letter sent to would-be letter-writers are now available for your viewing pleasure!

Operation: Ape Revival

Thanks to Lori, scans from The Simpsons Songbook are available for the songs "Dr. Zaius" and "Chimpan A To Chimpan Z." These songs were featured in the "A Fish Called Selma" episode of The Simpsons.

Apes songs from The Simpsons Songbook

I've upgraded the scans of several magazine articles from 150 DPI to 300 DPI. You can find those on the Magazines page. The updated files are identified by the date "2019-07-27" under the descriptions.

I also upgraded the PDF version of the Gold Key adaptation of Beneath the Planet of the Apes. New 300-DPI PDF and CBZ files can be downloaded from the Gold Key Beneath page.


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Note: The files and images on this site are made available as a reference for fans. Most of these items have not been commercially available for 45 years or more, if they were ever commercially available, and no profit is derived from this site. It is a fan-run site for entertainment purposes only. Planet of the Apes is owned and copyrighted by Fox (now Disney).

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