Planet Test Reel Behind the Scenes

Contributed by Mark Talbot-Butler

To prove to Fox executives that a movie about talking apes would succeed, a test reel was shot starring Edward G. Robinson as Zaius, James Brolin as Cornelius, Linda Harrison as Zira, and Charlton Heston as Thomas. These images show the test ape makeups, as well was other early designs.

Click on an image to view a larger version, or use the links to download high-res versions.


James Brolin as Cornelius
Download a high-res image

Linda Harrison as Zira
Download a high-res image

Edward G. Robinson as Zaius
Download a high-res image

Edward G. Robinson as Zaius
Download a high-res image

Early Chimp Design
Download a high-res image

Early Orangutan Test
Download a high-res image

Test makeup
Download a high-res image

Test makeup
Download a high-res image

Test makeup
Download a high-res image

Test makeup
Download a high-res image


Copyright © 2019, Hunter Goatley. All rights reserved.
Last updated 17-JAN-2019 04:46:24.31.