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2019 Updates


2019-07-22

Now here's something really cool! Mark Talbot-Butler recently located the original book proposal for Planet of the Apes Revisited, the fantastic 2001 book by Joe Russo, Larry Landsman, and Edward Gross. This is the document they used to find a publisher for the book (St.&nsbp;Martin's Press ended up publishing it).

Book Proposal for Planet of the Apes Revisited

Thanks, Mark! And thanks to Joe, Larry, and Edward for creating such a great book, and to Joe for permission to post the scans.


2019-07-21

Mark Talbot-Butler has contributed 148 new, high-resolution scans of Apes stills!

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!


2019-07-03

Oops! I missed one! The latest batch of lobby cards from Harry Barnes also included a ninth lobby card from Argentina, which you can see here.

Various lobby cards and miscellany

Thanks, Harry!

More to come soon!

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!


2019-06-25

A bunch of new additions from Harry Barnes have been added to various pages:

Thanks, Harry!

More to come soon!

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!


2019-04-25

Thanks to Harry Barnes, scans of various vinyl soundtrack LPs and 7-inch singles from the around the world have been added to the Apes Soundtracks page.


2019-04-22

Planet of the Apes Collectibles from Weta

Weta is best-known as the special effects company responsible for the effects work in the new Planet of the Apes films, as well as Peter Jackson's King Kong and the Lord of the Rings films, and many, many more. Their work is outstanding.

Weta Workshop is a branch of Weta that does design and manufacturing for various films. They also offer film-related collectibles, replica props, costume replicas, jewelry, and more.

Last year, Weta Workshop rolled out a number of Planet of the Apes collectibles related to both the original films and the new trilogy. You can see the products on the new Weta page here.

Weta Workshop Apes Collectibles


2019-04-07

Greg Champy sent in a card signed by Noah Keen, who played "Teacher Abe" in Battle for the Planet of the Apes. Sadly, Noah died on March 24, 2019. A brief obituary can be found here.

Thanks, Greg!

Harry Barnes and Lori have contributed images of many of the Planet of the Apes LaserDisc releases. There were additional re-releases in the U.S., and I hope to add those images soon. You can see them on the Apes LaserDiscs page.

Thanks, Harry and Lori!

I've updated the Addar Models page:

  • Added a photo of the instruction sheet for the Zaius model
  • Added unused design sketches for a Galen model
  • Upgraded image of the "bottle Caesar" design
  • Upgraded image of the "bottle Aldo" design


2019-03-30

Artist Jay Rogers has contributed three 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!


2019-03-20

Thanks to Greg Champy, two more autographs from his collection have been added to the Autographs page: James Franciscus and another Ron Harper.

Greg is also responsible for the graphics in the site's facelift today!


2019-03-15

Thanks to Harry Barnes, a German pressbook for the release of Battle for the Planet of the Apes has been added to the International Pressbooks page!

Harry also sent in a set of German lobby cards for Battle. They are the same images found on the French lobby cards. They can be seen here.

Thanks to Neil Foster, scans of a Photoplay Film Monthly article from the May 1968 issue have been added to the Magazine Articles page! The article covers Charlton Heston and the first film.

Download CBZ
Download PDF

Thanks, Neil!


2019-02-15

In the mid-1970s, Bill Woodruff published The Official Planet of the Apes Club Bulletin. The mimeographed pages were mailed out monthly. Thanks to Lori, Club Bulletin numbers 16–23 are now available for your nostalgic viewing pleasure!

The Official Planet of the Apes Club Bulletin

If anyone has issues 1–15, let me know!


2019-02-14

Thanks to Lori, more CBS-Fox ads have been added to the Advertisements page.

Planet of the Apes Advertisements

Thanks to Lori, photos of Apes tile art in the L.A. Metro have been added to the Exhibits page.

L.A. Metro Tile Art

In 1976, Phoenix Candy released Planet of Apes boxed candy and prizes. Thanks to Lori, photos of these boxes and prizes have been added to the Collectibles page.

Phoenix Candy Apes Boxes and Prizes

Lori sent in these high-res photos of the Planet of the Apes Colorforms set from the mid-'70s. They've been added to the Collectibles page.

Apes Colorforms

Lori sent in these high-res photos of the Planet of the Apes Movie Viewer, including scans of the filmstrips, which I'd never seen before! They've been added to the Collectibles page.

Apes Movie Viewer


2019-02-13

The premiere of William Conlin's Making Apes documentary took place on Friday, February 8, 2019, at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Lori was able to attend, and she sent in some photos she took at the event.

Lori also video-recorded the Q&A panel at the end of the screening! The video can be found at the bottom of the event page, as well as on YouTube.

Making Apes Q&A at SBIFF

Thanks, Lori!

Back in January 2013, Don Reitsam attended the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention, which featured a Planet of the Apes celebration. Thirteen photos that Don took that day can be viewed here:

LA Comic Book & SF Convention

Thanks, Don!

Lori has contributed more vintage ads promoting the Super8 films and the video releases. They've been added to the Advertisements page.

Planet of the Apes Advertisements

Thanks, Lori!


2019-02-12

Lori submitted some photos she took at the 1999 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. Fox Interactive was promoting their Planet of the Apes game, and ApeMania was there in-costume.

Planet of the Apes at E3 1999 in L.A.

Thanks, Lori!


2019-02-09

Harry Barnes has contributed scans of more international lobby cards!

You can find lobby cards from all over the world on the Lobby Cards page!

Thanks, Harry!


2019-02-07

Thanks to Lori, photos from a bunch of Apes-related events have been added to the brand-new Apes Events page!

Photos from the following events are available:

Lots of great photos there! Check them out!

Thanks to Lori, photos from a bunch of Apes-related exhibits have been added to the brand-new Apes Exhibits page!

Photos from the following exhibits are available:

Lots of great photos there, too! Check them out!

Thanks to Greg Champy, four more of his Apes autograph cards have been added to the Autographs page:

  • Gregory Sierra as "The Verger"
  • James Daughton as "Mikal"
  • Ron Harper and James Naughton dual signtatures
  • James Naughton


2019-01-22

Harry Barnes has contributed scans of more international pressbooks and press sheets! Today's additions include:

  • Planet, Escape, and Conquest press sheets from Japan
  • Escape pressbook from Denmark
  • Planet pressbook from Norway

They can all be found on the International Pressbooks page. Today's additions have been noted with the add date of 2019-01-22.

Thanks, Harry!


2019-01-17

Mark Talbot-Butler has contributed another 192 high-res scans of stills and behind-the-scenes photos from all of the original films and TV shows! They can be found on the page below. All of today's updates are on new pages, identified by today's date.

Mark Talbot-Butler's Ginormous Stills Collection

This brings the total number of high-resolution, downloadable images in Mark's collection to over 2,400!

Mark Talbot-Butler has contributed high-res scans of photos of the makeup tests done for the Planet of the Apes test reel that was commissioned by Fox as a "proof of concept."

Planet Test Film Makeups

Thanks, Mark!


2019-01-16

Mark Talbot-Butler recently acquired 73 Planet of the Apes-related slides that were originally owned by John Chambers, who designed the makeup effects for the first film. Some of these have most likely never been seen before, so check them out!

John Chambers's Slides

Thanks, Mark!


2019-01-14

Thanks to Greg Champy, a few more Apes Autographs have been added to the Autographs page!


2019-01-10

Lori has contributed what is, IMO, an amazing project! She and a friend recently prowled the streets of Hollywood looking for Walk of Fame Stars for people associated with Planet of the Apes!

You can see her photos of the Stars on the new Hollywood Walk of Fame Apes page! The address of each star is also documented there.


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