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Planet of the Apes Timeline
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- February: 20th Century Fox's merchandising campaign for the forthcoming movie begins.
- March 19: Artist Mentor Huebner passes away. Huebner created the production sketches for the original Planet of the Apes.
- March: The soundtracks to Conquest of the Planet of the Apes and Battle for the Planet of the Apes are released jointly on CD by Film Score Monthly.
- April: Filming of Planet of the Apes is completed at the black lava plains below Mount Kilauea on the big island of Hawaii.
- May 23: Actor Harry Townes passes away. Townes featured in the Planet of the Apes television series episode "The Interrogation" as Dr. Malthus.
- June: Issue #1 of Dark Horse Comics' original comic series The Human War is published, set some years after the new movie.
- June 26: Actor William Bryant passes away. Bryant appeared in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes playing the role of a Man at Auction.
- July 27th: Tim Burton's 're-imagined' Planet of the Apes (The Chronicles of Ashlar) is released in American movie theaters.
- July/August: The soundtrack to Planet of the Apes (The Chronicles of Ashlar) is released on CD by Sony Classical.
- HarperEntertainment publishes a Planet of the Apes 'Young Adult' novelization written by John Whitman.
- July: Dark Horse Comics presents a comic adaptation of the movie as a graphic novel and in two-part comic format for the UK market in July and August.
- August 21st: 20th Century Fox releases Planet of the Apes: The Evolution (collecting all five original movies, plus the "Behind the Planet of the Apes" documentary) to DVD in the United States and Canada.
- August 25: Makeup artist and designer John Chambers passes away. Chambers created the revolutionary makeup appliances used in Planet of the Apes and its sequels, for which he won an honorary Academy Award.
- Plexus Publishing issues The Planet of the Apes Chronicles by Paul A. Woods.
- November 20th: The Making of the Planet of the Apes documentary premieres on DVD.
- December 18: Actor Robert Gunner passes away. Gunner played the role of Landon in the 1968 film, Planet of the Apes.