Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 15 mins

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A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
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Did you know? Weta returned to do the visual effects for the sequel, and this movie had many more visual effects shots than previous instalments of the Planet of the Apes series.. Read More
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as Caesar
as Dreyfus
Special Appearance
as Human Colonist
as Captured human
as Old Woman
as Recruit
as Gun Clutching Man
as City Hall Colonist
Supporting Actor
as Sniper
as Malcolm
as Dreyfus' Officer
as Dreyfus Officer
as Dreyfus Man
as Cornelia
as Maurice
as Finney
as McVeigh
as Carver
Supporting Actor
as Grey
as Terry
as Rationer
as Angry Man
as Cannon-Gunner
as Human Colonist
as Driver
as Officer #1
as Colony Member
as Human Colony Survivor
as Rocket
as Koba


First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director


Production Company
Executive Producer
Production Supervisor
Unit Production Manager





Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Lighting Technician


Music Director
Music Label


Sound Designer
Foley Artist
Sound Effects Editor
Foley Editor



Production Designer
Set Decorator
Prop Master
Set Designer
Storyboard Artist
Assistant Art Director


Casting Director
Casting Associate
Casting Assistant

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


First Assistant Editor

Special Effects

Special Effects Technician
Special Effects Studio


Stunt Coordinator

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Studio
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby, Dolby Atmos
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.44 : 1 (IMAX)
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Some scenes were shot with actors performing their roles more than 1,000 miles away from each other while director Matt Reeves directed over Skype, from 6,328 miles away. Reeves directed sequences using Skype video conferencing with Andy Serkis performing Caesar in his performance capture studio in London while Jason Clarke interacted with the ape from a hotel room in Rome.

The film supposedly has over five minutes of deleted footage that will be added in the extended Blu-ray version.

Karin Konoval wore extra 10 pound weights on each arm during sequences to convincingly portray the weight of her character in the performance capture.

Before principal photography began, the ape actors spent two and a half weeks at an “ape camp” in a Vancouver studio run by Terry and the stunt guys. The actors were led through various exercises to become accustomed to the way the apes should move. They played games to get in the mindset of the characters.

For this movie, the ape performers were given new performance capture suits which are said to be much more durable than the ones in previous films. The ones used in Rise would break daily. The new performance capture suits are waterproof, which means they can be dragged in the mud and keep on working. The ape actors also wore lacrosse gloves so they could use their hands to walk on the hard ground. Helmets which featured a camera on the end of an arm that goes in front of their face, to capture all the dots on their face during their performances also had to be warned. When the apes had to travel on horses, there were many challenges because of the horses were freaked out at first by having humans acting like apes while riding them, but they eventually got used to the unusual movements.

Terry Notary, ape movement specialist and the performance capture artist behind Rocket, returned for this movie. Terry took on the role of many apes in the film, playing background generic characters when needed. Notary has a background of working for Cirque du Soleil for five years.

The 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' had the largest outdoor performance capture set yet created. This film raised the bar, with more performance capture in outdoor practical locations than any other film ever filmed. WETA hung 80 motion capture reference cameras around the huge San Francisco set. The apes scenes are filmed in two different ways: once on set, and then again in a performance capture room called “the tank.”

This movie was shot in native 3D with an Alexa camera. Shooting in 3D requires a minimum of five extra people on the crew, and is problematic during extreme weather conditions like rain or snow, which caused the team many challenges, but the team continued their efforts with the aim of achieving a more subtle 3D look than the average blockbuster uses.

This movie was primarily shot across varied locations and sets in New Orleans and Vancouver, Canada.

Weta returned to do the visual effects for the sequel, and this movie had many more visual effects shots than previous instalments of the Planet of the Apes series..

Alz112, the virus that spread around the world in the Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), is referred to in this movie as the simian virus, which brings back references to the running time of the 1968 Planet of the Apes film.

The husband of Judy Greer (Cornelia) is reportedly a massive fan of Planet of the Apes (1968). Greer revealed in a interview with Vulture that that they had a chimp husband-and-wife cake topper at their wedding, while the original film and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) played on two separate televisions in the bar area at the cocktail hour.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Dawn of the Apes (Hindi)
Dubbed into: Dawn of the Apes (Telugu)
Dubbed into: Dawn of the Apes (Tamil)
Follows: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (English)