Continuity represents characters, settings and a string of events that are all shared within a single specific timeline. Due to artistic license, and the vastness of the greater Planet of the Apes mythos, not all storylines take place within the same shared continuity. Details revealed from various resources often conflict with information supplied by other sources. As such, there are several continuities that relate to the Planet of the Apes, but are distinguished from one another for one reason or another. This database divides the separate continuities into the following family groups:

Original filmsEdit

Main article: Planet of the Apes - The Original Pentalogy


With the exception of the original Planet of the Apes novel by Pierre Boulle, all novelizations of the Arthur P. Jacobs movie can be considered canonical within the context of the movies, so long as they do not conflict with the movies themselves.

Other novelsEdit

See Also: Circular vs Linear Timelines

See Also: Timeline

Live-Action Television SeriesEdit


Animated Television SeriesEdit


Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes (The Chronicles of Ashlar)Edit

Main article: Planet of the Apes - The Chronicles of Ashlar



Marvel ComicsEdit

Malibu ComicsEdit

MR ComicsEdit

BOOM! StudiosEdit

Chernin Entertainment Reboot/Prequel franchiseEdit

Main article: Planet of the Apes - Chernin Entertainment


  1. Film Remakes, by Constantine Verevis - Edinburgh University Press (2006)