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Return to the Planet of the Apes: Season 1: Episode 13 -- Bill and Jeff discuss the best means of eluding Urko's troops that are pursuing them, and Judy, relentlessly.
Return to the Planet of the Apes: Season 1: Episode 12 -- During an archeological dig on an ancient ruin, Cornelius uncovers an ancient, human-made book entitled 'A Day at the Zoo'. Needless to say, the images and words inside could lead to much trouble for man and ape alike....
Return to the Planet of the Apes: Season 1: Episode 11 -- Urko has been relieved of his duties for three months because of his recent negligence involving his leadership and the failed attempts at capturing Blue Eyes and the rest of the humans.
Return to the Planet of the Apes: Season 1: Episode 10 -- Reports pour in to the police that burglars are striking all over Ape City. In fact, the burglars are General Urko and his troops, who hope to frame the Underwellers for the crimes.
Return to the Planet of the Apes: Season 1: Episode 9 -- Bill and Jeff, realizing that most of their plane's fuel was used up fighting the flying monster, set out to locate a new supply. However, Nova becomes ill during the trip and Judy hurries to Ape City in a race against time to get a cure for Nova.


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David H. DePatie (developer)
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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 [7])

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

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

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

Tom Williams ... Bill Hudson (13 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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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Old fashioned 70's Sci-Fi Cartoon Series, 15 April 2000
Author: ( from Toronto, Ontario

I remember seeing this as a kid, and I finally got myself a copy of the complete series on video. The cartoons series is a laugh to watch now, especially since some of the language used may not be politically correct according to year 2000 standards. Nether the less, the series was fun to watch. The whole cartoon tv-series focuses on a "cat and mouse chase", whereby three stranded astronauts are chased across the four corners of the earth by superior intelligent apes.

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