Sunday, June 14, 2015

PLANET OF THE APES (1968) concept art










I stumbled across a few of these online and then went hunting for more. Of course, some of these are from before they decided to conserve budget by scaling back the level of technology used in the Ape society but those are even more fascinating to me. Some of those ideas were eventually used in the Saturday morning animated series years later. 


5 comments:

Nick Rentz said...

If you had to rank all films, live action tv show, and the animated show how would you do it?

Rod Barnett said...

My God! What a question! OK - after a bit of thought I'd list them as such - POTA (68), BENEATH THE POTA, CONQUEST OF THE POTA, RISE OF THE POTA, DAWN OF THE POTA, ESCAPE FROM THE POTA, BATTLE FOR THE POTA, the animated series, the TV series and then the Burton film. But I can even find things in the Burton mess to like as I have written on this blog before - http://pitofrod.blogspot.com/2014/09/revisiting-planet-of-apes-2001.html

Nick Rentz said...

Out of the original films I'd rank them as PotA( of course), Beneath, Conquest, Battle and Escape are neck to neck. Didn't make it through the Burton one. Are the tv shows worth seeking out? I haven't seen the new ones yet and I guess I should.

Rod Barnett said...

The two TV series are for the hardcore fans, I think, but I enjoy them. I may only enjoy them because I grew up when that style of television was the norm but POTA fans might want to give them a look. The animated series is interesting in that Ape society is much more advanced and it tells a serialized story.

Nick Rentz said...

I will look into them because you like them. To me if someone likes Beneath the Planet of the Apes then they are a hardcore fan. Beneath seems to be disliked as much as the Burton one. It was my dads least favorite of the original series. Then again he only really liked the first. I've always loved it.