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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 films

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 novels

See Also: Circular vs Linear Timelines

See Also: Timeline

Live-Action Television Series


Animated Television Series


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

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



Marvel Comics

Malibu Comics

MR Comics

BOOM! Studios

Chernin Entertainment Reboot/Prequel franchise

Main article: Planet of the Apes - Chernin Entertainment


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