By Kate Ward
April 11, 2011 at 09:30 PM EDT

The first footage of Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a five-second video cut that looks like a high-budget, dramatic ape-retelling of “Dramatic Chipmunk.” (The clip was first posted to the film’s Facebook page.) But what we can gauge from the footage is a sense of realism missing from the original Planet of the Apes films and Tim Burton’s 2001 ill-advised remake (…and Troy McClure’s musical.) Dude looks like monkey! And a nefarious, shifty-eyed one, at that. Or is this just how he felt watching Rise co-star James Franco’s Oscar hosting duties? Check it out below: 

I am also not convinced that I didn’t already see this clip during Willy Wonka’s psychedelic boat trip.

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‘Planet of the Apes’ prequel? I’d rather see Troy McClure’s ‘Planet of the Apes’ musical!