Remember the 1970s Planet of the Apes cartoon? (Video)


So far I'm loving the Planet of the Apes reboot. It also makes me nostalgic however. When I was very young, in the 1970s, the original movies were wildly popular - so much so that they inspired a short lived animated series and a one season live action series.

The live action series, Planet of the Apes, ran for 14 episodes in 1974. It featured Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Mark Lenard and Ron Stein. The animated series, Return to the Planet of the Apes, managed 13 episodes in 1975 & 76 and featured Austin Stoker, Philippa Harris, Henry Corden, Richard Blackburn, Edwin Mills, Claudette Nevins and Tom Williams.

I believe that both are available on DVD now and you can find a good bit of it if you search around on YouTube but here is the first episode of the animated series and the intro/outro of the live action series to get you started.

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