‘Apes’ Director Earns PETA US Award

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I hope you’re as excited as I am to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which opens next Friday, 12 August. The movie’s message and CGI special effects are so animal-friendly that PETA US has given director Rupert Wyatt a Proggy Award for recognising that real great apes don’t belong on production sets. Given the impressive technology available now – and you’ll see it in all its glory in this film – there’s no need to hire wild-animal trainers who rip baby chimpanzees away from their mothers and physically abuse them to force them to perform on cue. Run, walk, or swing through the trees – just don’t wait to see this movie!


  • Brien Comerford commented on August 11, 2011 at 12:29 am

    I hope this is true. I’m always worried about animal films because the movie Jaws is directly responsible for millions of sharks being massacred and mutilated.

  • emily commented on August 17, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I went to see this film, wow its so amazing!!! definately animal friendly…all the CGI and not one live ape, which made me very pleased

    a must see!!!

  • Wowzers commented on February 25, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I can’t watch or even read reviews for this film without thinking most real apes would give Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes two thumbs down for the very same reason peta gives it two thumbs up! Let’s face it, ethical treatment of animals should include virtual animals.

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