In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.
J. Lee Thompson
Ten years after conquering the Earth, ape leader Caesar wants the ruling apes and enslaved humans to live in peace. But warring factions of apes led by a militant gorilla general as well as various human groups threaten the stability.
J. Lee Thompson
The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society; but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.
Director Doug Wildey ran up against NBC's "Emulative Clause," which stated that something from an animated series needed to be eliminated if a six year old child could physically emulate what he sees on the cartoon. This meant he could not equip apes with machine guns or knives or clubs or pistols or hand grenades, and that while the apes could wear rifles, they could not use them. Finally, Wildey asked if it would be okay to use Howitzers. The network agreed that they could not think of a way a six year old could operate a Howitzer so Wildey loaded the series with the weapon. See more »
Saturday Morning Fever is on the rise,on N-B-C!!!!
I remember seeing this show as a kid in the mid-70's,and I remember it came on Saturday Mornings on NBC. The cartoon series by the way premiered in 1975 right after the success of the short-lived TV series and the movies of the same title. It may have been exciting to watch,but nowadays it is very cheesy and laughable and sometimes politically correct according to the standards of today. Neither the less,the show kept viewers on the edge of what to expect and it was fun to watch. The cartoon series focuses on three stranded astronauts who are chased across four corners of the earth by a planet of superior and intelligent apes. The show also had apes as advanced beings,including some who can fly planes,drive cars,and control tanks and were scienfically advanced.
One episode in particular had an ape in scuba gear,and one in particular knew how to used a laser gun! Incredible! Only in a cartoon! Great Show!
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