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Planet of the Apes 50 by mrentertainment Planet of the Apes 50 by mrentertainment
Today is the 50th anniversary of the hit science fiction film: "Planet of the Apes". It was first release at the old Capital Theater in New York on February 8, 1968 and became a commercial success and was later released national wide on April 3 of that year. It starred Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall and the screenplay was written by Michael Wilson and Twilight Zone creator: Rod Sterling. It was loosely based on the 1963 French novel: "La Planète des Singes" by Pierre Boulle. Sterling wrote the script, but underwent many rewrites before filming began.

The film also spawn 4 sequels, a short-lived TV series, a Saturday Morning Cartoon (which I want networks to bring back), comic books, merchandise, a 2001 remake by Tim Burton, and a 2011 reboot series. Roddy McDowall was had a long-running relationship with the series appearing in 4 of the 5 films (he was absent from "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" where he was replaced by David Watson as Cornelius) and the TV series as well.

I don't own Planet of the Apes or Cornelius or other characters in the franchise. All copyright material belongs to 20th Century Fox, Pierre Boulle, Michael Wilson, Rod Sterling, and Arthur P. Jacobs.
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