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This continuity of Planet of the Apes movies, books and comics are based around the movie directed by Tim Burton in 2001, inspired by the original pentalogy of Planet of the Apes films. They form a story arc which does not tie-in with other versions of the Planet of the Apes story.


  • Writer William Broyles Jr.'s first draft script for the movie was entitled 'The Visitor' and billed as "Episode 1 of The Chronicles of Ashlar".[1] This subtitle was not used in the theatrical release or publicity materials, but it is used here as an umbrella term for the Apes adventures set on the planet of Ashlar, as depicted in the film.
  • For the purposes of this fandom wikia project the letters TB (referring to Tim Burton) are used as shorthand to denote this continuity of Apes films and spin-off publications. A distinction more consistent with other continuities on this site would be the use of 'TZC', denoting the The Zanuck Company production, but the core film is more closely associated with director Tim Burton in the popular consciousness.
  • Please note that if a character shares a name with another character in the project, or appears in another media source but doesn't appear in the films, that character will have the partial title of that source in its page title and will be listed in the 'TB' category.


  1. The Visitor First Draft Script, by William Broyles Jr. (24 September 1999)
Planet of the Apes - The Chronicle of Ashlar
Planet of the Apes TB
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Main Characters
Leo Davidson | Ari | Thade | Attar | Krull | Limbo | Daena
Supporting Characters
Grace Alexander | Aspasia | Bon | Leeta | | Thade's Niece | Tuug | Karl Vasich | Woman in Cart | Zaius | Sandar | Nado | Nova | Pericles | Semos | Birn | Gunnar | Karubi | Tival
Ashlar | Calima | Oberon | Derkein
Comics, Novels & Magazines
The Human War | Planet Of The Apes (2001) Graphic Novel | Planet of the Apes (2001) (Junior Novelisation) | Planet of the Apes (2001) Concept Art & Costume Tests
Soundtrack Music
Planet of the Apes (2001 Soundtrack Album)