Monkeys and Hollywood have had a long and enduring relationship with each other. For whatever reason, monkeys have been involved in practically every type of film. They’ve portrayed benevolent figures in classic cartoons like The Jungle Book and The Lion King, and also played more sinister creatures like the Flying Monkeys in Wizard of Oz and the cunning apes of The Planet of the Apes.
This month brings the release of yet another ape-themed movie with War for the Planet of the Apes, the highly-anticipated sequel to 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. This addition to the long-running franchise follows Caesar (played by famed motion-capture actor Andy Serkis), the lead ape of the series, as he leads a quest of vengeance against the humans that have wronged his kind. Woody Harrelson also stars as The Colonel, the malicious leader of the human army Caesar fights against. Judy Greer and Steve Zahn also star.
Do you like King Kong? Mighty Joe Young? Apes-a-Poppin’ (airline version)? If so, then you’ll love the rest of the films in this quiz, because these apes were poppin’ off the screen! From chimpan-A to chimpan-z, we’ve got our ape knowledge on lock. Test your own below!
Test your knowledge about apes on film!