Fake Apes Take the Cake

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Posted June 7, 2011 by peta2 staff

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:

 

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  • 1385 days ago

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    The apes look no better today than they did in Jumanji. Real actors in makeup should have been used.

  • 1426 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    omfg im so goin to go see this 😀

  • 1427 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I can’t wait to see the movie!

  • 1427 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m glad they are using “fake” apes!

  • 1427 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Cool! :)

  • 1428 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I. have. to. see. that. movie. it looks awesome!

  • 1428 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Yay! So happy they aren’t using real apes! :) Imagine if the apes in the trailer were real…..:(

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