Animal Activists Say “No Dolphins” to Anchorman “Ron Burgundy”By: Lea Leonard - August 19, 2013
A movie is schedule for release just before Christmas. It features scenes with dolphins and one animal group says they are fighting mad about it.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says the upcoming feature film “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” has scenes they want censored before its release next month. Delcianna Winders, the PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement, says the group wants to protest the efforts of “theme park bosses” who abuse and simply just take animals for granted.They say the movie’s producers should act in good faith toward that end.
“The constant deprivation that marine mammals face at SeaWorld is suited to a horror film, not a comedy,” according to a report.”PETA is calling on the creators of Anchorman to…leave all SeaWorld scenes on the cutting room floor where they belong.”
The movie company Pixar, changed the end of one of their upcoming family animation movies entitled “Finding Dory,” the sequel to “Finding Nemo,” after reportedly viewing a documentary entitled “Blackfish.” The documentary reportedly details cruel treatment of marine animals held captive in small tanks.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is a comedy movie staring Will Ferrell. Produced by Judd Apatow, it features the misadventures of a 1970s-era, egomaniacal television anchorman named, of course, Ron Burgundy — a character that is said to mirror a real-life news anchorman named, Ron Hunter, a former WWL-Channel 4 anchorman who reports say died in Las Vegas.
The Anchorman sequel features what happens to Ferrell’s character, Burgundy, years later at the beginning of the 1980s cable television “boom,” as a washed up San Diego, SeaWorld announcer. Directed by Adam McKay, famous for movies such as “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” the second Anchorman movie also features a shark scene shot on St. Simons Island, Georgia.