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Definition of Planet of the Apes from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Planet of the Apes

 
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a US film (1968) about a planet on which apes (= animals like large monkeys) are the rulers and humans have become like animals. Several later films continued the story. There was also a television series in 1974 and a television cartoon series in 1975. A new film was made in 2001.