The Zanuck Company was an American film production company founded by Richard D. Zanuck and his wife Lili Fini. Zanuck had been a senior executive at Twentieth Century Fox and was closely involved in the production of both Planet of the Apes (1968) and Beneath the Planet of the Apes, as well as the planning of Escape from the Planet of the Apes. He left Fox in December 1970 and went on to found Zanuck-Brown Productions with David Brown, which had a number of successful films in the 1970s and 1980s, including Jaws and Cocoon.

In the late 1980s Zanuck and his third wife formed The Zanuck Company, which had its first notable success with Driving Miss Daisy and had a long professional association with director Tim Burton, including his re-imagined Planet of the Apes film in 2001.


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