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While on a mission, three astronauts in their spaceship get caught in a time vortex. They return to Earth in the year 3979 A.D. and discover that intelligent apes are now the highest form of life.
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Series cast summary:
Austin Stoker ...  Jeff Allen 13 episodes, 1975
Philippa Harris Philippa Harris ...  Dr. Zira 13 episodes, 1975
Henry Corden ...  General Urko 13 episodes, 1975
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ...  Dr. Zaius 13 episodes, 1975
Edwin Mills Edwin Mills ...  Dr. Cornelius 13 episodes, 1975
Claudette Nevins ...  Nova / ... 13 episodes, 1975
Tom Williams Tom Williams ...  Bill Hudson 13 episodes, 1975
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While on a mission, three astronauts in their spaceship get caught in a time vortex. They return to Earth in the year 3979 A.D. and discover that intelligent apes are now the highest form of life.

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English

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6 September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De Volta ao Planeta dos Macacos See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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A Fine Sequel
29 December 2002 | by grendelkhanSee all my reviews

This was a great cartoon series (for its time) and a fine sequel to the original series. As in the original novel by Pierre Boulle, the apes have a technologically advanced society, with tv, radio, and self-propelled vehicles. The episodes were generally exciting and well written. Unlike most cartoon series, the characters evolved as the series progressed. There were continuity links to previous episodes. The art direction was outstanding; a given as it was handled by Doug Wildey, creator of Jonny Quest.

If there is a fault with the series, aside from some of the dialogue, it was the voice acting. It often came across as flat and emotionless. But, the plots often made up for this flaw. It was certainly the equal of the live tv series; better in some ways, as it wasn't constrained by construction budgets. They could realize an advanced world, without having to build the sets.

This is definitely worth seeing if you are a fan of the Ape series. Now, if only it would be released, officially, on DVD.


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