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Fake Apes Take the Cake

Written by PETA | June 7, 2011

Mark your calendars for August 5 in order to be first in line to buy tickets for the highly anticipated Rise of the Planet of the Apesbecause no primates were used, harmed, or exploited in the making of the film. Producers 20th Century Fox and director Rupert Wyatt used exclusively computer-generated imagery (CGI), and not a single chimpanzee, orangutan, or monkey had to suffer the stress of behind-the-scenes beatings, confinement to cramped cages, and performing confusing tricks “on cue.”

Says Wyatt, “Personally, I had moral problems with the idea of using chimps.” An article in The Independent calls the “impressive” CGI apes a “highlight” of the film.

Do Wyatt and 20th Century Fox pull it off? Watch the trailer and judge for yourself:

Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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  • bob says:

    PETA kills more animals each year than all the hunters in the world. They are a politcal group trying to get money by using fake protests. Eating animals is good for the planet.

  • Jasper says:

    Thing is … this is great but anyone watching all the movies knows that the series has a history of using animals for the birth of Cesar (Cornelius and Zira’s child). Kinda hard to praise this one myself for that reason.

  • MA Moore says:

    Love it! Jane Goodall would be proud! Keep up the great work!

  • Cathy says:

    Awesome choice! And the movie looks great too! Just goes to show how much can be accomplished in a non-abusive way!

  • Arusa says:

    When I heard of this movie I was like ‘PETA would be proud’!

  • Lauren-G says:

    CGI was a great choice. Can’t wait to see the film!