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  Classic Apes movies, the Tim Burton Remake, and lost scenes.  
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One of the oldest and most complete Planet of the Ape sites on the Net. Your source for everything you want to know about the Apes – from the movies and TV series to the comics and books.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Bananas

UPDATE: With all of the excitement around the 50th Anniversary, we're un-retiring! Keep your eyes open for more updates!

This site is essentially retired and remains posted for the time being largely for archive purposes. It was founded in 1996 when the Internet was young and fan sites were a brand new thing. We weren’t the first Apes site on the web, but for a long time we were the #1 stop for all things PotA.

When we began, or mission was simple: to do whatever we could to keep Apes fandom alive. And I’m happy to say that we played a small part in doing just that. We always knew that if Fox would just get behind this franchise and do it right, PotA could be hugely popular again. And boy did they ever do it right! The Dawn/Rise/War trilogy is far better than anything we ever dreamed possible. Our only hope now is that one day there will be even more!

Thanks for visiting!

Recent Updates:

BOOKS: Updated with New Titles!
Posted: June 20, 2018

We've cleaned up our Books page and added some new titles!

A Panel Where Apes Evolved From Men?
Posted: March 30, 2018

We've joined the USC School of Cinematic Arts for their screening of Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) on April 11, 2018. The Forbidden Zone creator Roger Alford is appearing as one of the panelists discussing “Business of Planet of the Apes” following the film.

Update: Watch the full video of the panel (provided by Skywalking Through Neverland, of course!).

Rick Baker Q&A from USC
Posted: March 29, 2018
Watch the full video of the Amazing Rick Baker Q&A from the "Designing the Planet of the Apes" panel at USC. Big thanks to Skywalking Through Neverland for providing the video.

Q&A with Classic Planet of the Apes Actors and Make-up Artists
Posted: March 1, 2018
Watch the full video of the USC Classic Apes panel. Big thanks to Skywalking Through Neverland for providing the video.

USC Legacy Panel
Posted: February 15, 2018
Watch the full video of the USC Legacy Panel on our new 50th Anniversary Page.

Planet of the Apes Celebrates 50 Years!
Posted: January 24, 2018
This news is SO BIG, it called for an actual update! 20th Century Fox is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Planet of the Apes! Visit for all the latest information of the year-long event.

And the best part is, Fox has teamed with the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a special exhibit, 50 Years of Planet of the Apes. In addition to "vast collection of props, costumes, photos, posters and artwork from across all iterations of the longstanding franchise," they are also hosting special screenings of the films and panel discussions. The exhibit runs from Friday, January 26th - Sunday, May 13th, 2018.

This. Means. War!
Posted: May 16, 2017
Watch the final trailer:

Exclusive Interview with Rise Screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver!
Originally Posted: August 16, 2011
The Forbidden Zone was thrilled to have the opportunity to interview Rise of the Planet of the Apes screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. We talked to them just a few days after the movie opened at number one at the box office, exceeding expectations and getting great reviews.

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