Age of the Ape: Uncovering the VFX behind Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes
(Image credit: 20th Century Studios)

What was originally a novel called La Planète des singes in France and retitled Monkey Planet in the UK, Planet of the Apes has become a multimedia franchise based on the imagination of the French author Pierre Boulle, where the roles of humans and apes are reversed.

The latest entry, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, released in May as the first stop in a new trilogy that continues the story of simian takeover told during the rebooted universe’s previous three films, which swung into life with 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. (If you're inspired to kickstart your VFX career, check out our picks of the must-have resources for VFX artists).

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