Jan 13, 2021
Amazon cancels The Pack after PETA condemns treatment of dogs
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These dogs may have to find adventure elsewhere.
Amazon Prime Video has reportedly canceled the dog-centric competition show “The Pack” following condemnation of unaired footage last month by PETA.
The Wrap reported Wednesday that the streamer canned the series, which depicts 12 teams of canines and their human companions on “an epic adventure across multiple continents,” according to the show’s official description. The series, which premiered in November, is hosted by Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn.
When reached by The Post, an Amazon Studios representative confirmed that the show would not be going forward with a second season. However, the spokesperson added that there is no connection between PETA’s condemnation of the show and the studio’s decision not to move forward beyond Season 1. (The show is produced by Amazon Studios and Renegade 83.)
The Post has also reached out to PETA and is waiting for comment.
Last month, PETA shared alleged raw, leaked footage — supposedly from the show’s third episode, filmed in Costa Rica — depicting dogs rappelling and doing other maneuvers with their owners in what it considered “dangerous” scenarios.
“Video footage of a dog dangling in midair from someone’s harness and paddling in a futile effort to gain his footing before getting swung into a rock face shows exactly where producers’ priorities lay for ‘The Pack,’ ” PETA told the Wrap at the time. “It seems that this clip ended up on the cutting room floor because producers knew that the dog was not enthusiastic and happy, but distressed. This senior dog should be curled up on a sofa, not thrown into one dangerous situation after another for the sake of ratings. No dog would choose to be part of this ‘pack.’ ”
PETA reportedly sent a letter to a programming head denouncing the footage.see also
The show’s official synopsis said that the human-canine pairings would “have to depend on their understanding of one another’s strengths and weaknesses and prove to have the strongest bond in the pack. In each locale, the human and dog duos will face fun and exciting challenges, designed in concert with a team of accredited veterinarians and certified dog experts that also accompany the group on their exciting journey, making sure it is a positive experience for everyone.”
In an interview with The Post before the series premiere, Vonn, 36, said she and her own dog — a 4-year-old King Charles Spaniel named Lucy — tried some of the challenges before the contestants did. According to Vonn, her furry friend might not have been up for the full challenge.
“It was pretty cool to watch,” said Vonn. “We did most of the challenges before the contestants did. So I got to see how Lucy would fare if she was actually competing. It’s safe to say that she wouldn’t have done that well — but the skills that they were able to do were incredible. There were some very talented dogs on the show for sure.”
The winning duo would receive $750,000 — $250,000 of which would go to an animal charity of their choice. “That aspect of the show is very important to me and I’m very happy that we did that,” Vonn said of the charitable aspect.The competitors from Season 1 of the Amazon series “The Pack.”David Scott Holloway/Amazon Studios Filed under amazon , animal abuse , animals , dogs , peta , reality tv , 1/13/21
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Naughty Dog confirms their new game is in development – Latest News, Breaking News, Top News Headlines
Just six months away Naugthy dog will launch for sale « The Last of Us Part II« , Becoming creditor of the title of » Game of the Year « in the Game Awards 2020, the Playstation developer house is keeping quite busy. Not only will they turn the aforementioned franchise into a series for HBO, are also in preparation for their next game.
In previous days, it was announced that the studio was in the process of hiring in a wide variety of positions available within the company. These positions vary in functions such as production, art, animation, and technical support department.
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These hires have quickly been pointed out as requirements for the new project that the studio has in hand. Neil Druckmann, who is now co-chair of the study, would go to Twitter to share a list of vacancies, inviting your followers to submit their applications.
“We are doing something really great”, the creative would comment, although he would not share additional details about it. He would end his publication with an emoji with a closure on the mouth, indicating that these are plans that, so far, he does not intend to reveal to the public.
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In addition to the recent promotion of Druckmann, Naughty Dog has presented in recent months a large number of promotions among its employees. These changes have been made as rewards for the favorable results it has received « The Last of Us Part II”, Despite the negative comments in its first hours of release.
This new title is likely in the very early stages of development, so expecting an announcement at this point would be unlikely. There is also the possibility that this new title will become exclusive to the PlayStation 5.