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As portrayed in the movie series.
Others Evolved Ape
Binomen N/A
Original Singe
Body type Simian
Sentience Sentient
Sapience Sapient
Language French[Note 1].
Place of origin Earth, prior to the 33rd century
Behind the Scenes
Universe Planet of the Apes
Created by Pierre Boulle

These Apes are a sapient civilization which evolved and took over the Earth at some point between the 26th and the 33rd century AD. Little is known about them, other than that they have used French as a written language at some point.[Note 1]


  • Planet of the Apes (original: La Planète des singes), by Pierre Boulle (1963)
  • Planet of the Apes, film (1968)
  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes, film (1970)
  • Escape from the Planet of the Apes, film (1971)
  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, film (1972)
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes, film (1973)
  • Planet of the Apes, television series (1974)
  • Return to the Planet of the Apes, television series (1975)
  • Planet of the Apes, film (2001)


  • While the original book takes place for the most part on an alien planet called Soror and feature Sororian Apes (with the Earth apes appearing only in the ending), the original movie adaptations take place entirely on Earth. As a result, these films portray every Sororian Ape character from the book as an Earth ape instead.
    • The 2001 film by Tim Burton, on the other hand, follows the same formula as the book, as the Earth apes appear only in the last scene.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The fact that the apes speak French is evident considering that Jinn recognizes it as a language used on Earth, but was unaware of the fact that intelligent human beings ever existed on the planet, so he must be referring to Earth apes.
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