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David H. DePatie (developer)
Friz Freleng (developer)
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Release Date:
6 September 1975 (USA) See more »
While on a mission, three astronauts in their space ship get caught in a time vortex. They return to Earth in the year A.D. 3979 and discover that intelligent apes are now the highest form of life.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 8)

Austin Stoker ... Jeff Allen (13 episodes, 1975)
Philippa Harris ... Dr. Zira (13 episodes, 1975)

Henry Corden ... General Urko (13 episodes, 1975)
Edwin Mills ... Dr. Cornelius (13 episodes, 1975)

Claudette Nevins ... Nova / ... (13 episodes, 1975)

Tom Williams ... Bill Hudson (13 episodes, 1975)
Richard Blackburn ... Dr. Zaius (12 episodes, 1975)

Series Directed by
Doug Wildey (13 episodes, 1975)
Series Writing credits
Pierre Boulle (13 episodes, 1975)
David H. DePatie (13 episodes, 1975)
Friz Freleng (13 episodes, 1975)
Larry Spiegel (6 episodes, 1975)
John Barrett (3 episodes, 1975)
Jack Kaplan (3 episodes, 1975)
Bruce Shelly (2 episodes, 1975)
John Strong (2 episodes, 1975)

Series Produced by
David H. DePatie .... producer (13 episodes, 1975)
Friz Freleng .... producer (13 episodes, 1975)
Doug Wildey .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1975)
Series Original Music by
Dean Elliott (13 episodes, 1975)
Series Film Editing by
Allan R. Potter (13 episodes, 1975)
Rick Steward (13 episodes, 1975)
Series Production Management
Lee Gunther .... in charge of production (13 episodes, 1975)
Series Art Department
John Dorman .... graphic designer (13 episodes, 1975)
Hak Ficq .... graphic designer (13 episodes, 1975)
Moe Gollub .... graphic designer / storyboard director (13 episodes, 1975)
Jan Green .... storyboard director (13 episodes, 1975)
Zygamond Jablecki .... graphic designer (13 episodes, 1975)
Earl Martin .... graphic designer (13 episodes, 1975)
John Messina .... graphic designer (13 episodes, 1975)
Norly Paat .... graphic designer (13 episodes, 1975)
Tony Sgroi .... graphic designer (13 episodes, 1975)
Leo Swenson .... graphic designer (13 episodes, 1975)
George Wheeler .... graphic designer (13 episodes, 1975)
Doug Wildey .... storyboard director (13 episodes, 1975)
Series Sound Department
Steve Orr .... production mixer (13 episodes, 1975)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Burton Jr. .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1975)
Larry Hogan .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1975)
Ray Lee .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1975)
Series Animation Department
Edwin Aardal .... animator (13 episodes, 1975)
Cullen Blaine .... animation director (13 episodes, 1975)
Jim Brummett .... animator (13 episodes, 1975)
Jack Foster .... animator (13 episodes, 1975)
Lee Halpern .... animator (13 episodes, 1975)
Bob Kirk .... animator (13 episodes, 1975)
Greg Marshall .... xerographer (13 episodes, 1975)
Mary O'Loughlin .... background artist (13 episodes, 1975)
Joe Roman .... animator (13 episodes, 1975)
Janice Stocks .... animator (13 episodes, 1975)
Richard H. Thomas .... background supervisor (13 episodes, 1975)
Gertrude Timmins .... ink and paint supervisor (13 episodes, 1975)
Reuben Timmins .... animator (13 episodes, 1975)
Don Watson .... background artist (13 episodes, 1975)

Bob Richardson .... lead animator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Robert T. Gillis .... editing supervisor (13 episodes, 1975)
Series Music Department
Eric Rogers .... conductor (13 episodes, 1975)
Joe Siracusa .... music editor (13 episodes, 1975)
Eric Tomlinson .... music mixer (13 episodes, 1975)
Series Other crew
MacDonald Stearns .... anthropological dialogue researcher: UCLA Department of Germanic Languages (13 episodes, 1975)

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USA:24 min (13 episodes)
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Austin Stoker played in the final Planet of the Apes movie, Battle for the Planet of The Apes, as McDonald.See more »
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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Saturday Morning Fever is on the rise,on N-B-C!!!!, 9 May 2002
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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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