The video was created by PETA, who’s asking Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese to pledge never to work with chimpanzees or apes again on screen, as usage of real-life chimpanzees in the upcoming feature film “The Wolf of Wall St.” has sparked a great deal of controversy. The film features, Chance, a young ape owned by the Rosaire family, which operates a traveling circus. The Rosaires are notorious for their shocking show that features chimpanzees riding horses and doing other unnatural tricks. Great apes are regularly exploited by the entertainment industry, taken away from their mothers, subjected to abusive training methods, then discarded at roadside zoos or other bleak environments.
As this video demonstrates, motion capture and CGI technology is so advanced that we never need to use another live ape again. All the apes in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” were entirely computer-generated. So were the orangutan, the hyena, and most of the shots of the tiger in “Life of Pi”.