Planet Of The Apes/Fun Facts
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
- During breaks in filming, the actors who played the gorillas only hung out with each other. Same with the actors who played the chimpanzees and the actors who played the orangutans. It wasn't required. It just happened.
- George Lucas specifically went to 20th Century Fox to pitch Star Wars since they had made the Planet Of The Apes films so he figured they would understand what he wanted to do.
- The ape civilization in Pierre Boulle's original novel Monkey Planet was far more technologically advanced than the film's budget allowed for, resulting in the more primitive look of the movie.