The Planet

1968 Ape Planet Concept Gallery

Building the Ape Planet from Concept to Screen

1968’s Planet of the Apes boasted one of the largest production budgets of its time, a good chunk of which went into the precedent-setting Apes costumes and prosthetic makeup. Having such elaborate characters without an equally captivating setting simply was out of the discussion. Gathered here is a collection of original concept art exploring how the Ape Planet was envisioned, before it was brought to life.