“Blackfish,” the eye-opening documentary about orcas in captivity that slams SeaWorld, has left an impression on everyone from celebrities to creators at Pixar. Riding on this wave of awareness, PETA is hoping to influence the producers of “Anchorman 2″ to cut the SeaWorld scenes from their movie.
“The constant deprivation that marine mammals face at SeaWorld is suited to a horror film, not a comedy,” said PETA’s Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Delcianna Winders. “The makers of Finding Dory changed its ending after learning how cruel SeaWorld is, and PETA is calling on the creators of Anchorman to do the same – and leave all SeaWorld scenes on the cutting-room floor, where they belong.”
In the “Anchorman” sequel, the pompous Ron Burgundy (played by Will Ferrell) loses his news anchor job and finds himself working as an announcer at SeaWorld. (Dolphins are shown briefly in the film’s trailer.) The film is scheduled for a December 20th release.
Will the producers for “Anchorman 2″ follow Pixar’s compassionate lead? It will be exciting to watch the continued influence of “Blackfish” on society and pop culture. Who or what will be next?