Mr. Mike's Mondo Video

Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" showcases curious performers, strange musicians, celebrity mutations and unusual short films, including Thomas Alva Edison's "Elephant Electrocution...

  • Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Carrie Fisher and Teri Garr
  • Director(s): Michael O'Donoghue
  • Producer(s): PKO Television
  • Screenwriter(s): Mitch Glazer, Mitchell Kriegman
  • Distributor: New Line Cinema
  • Release Date: Sunday, April 01, 1979
  • Rating: Unacceptable

Featured Animal Action

The following AHA film review was compiled from archival information and documentation and may not reflect AHA's current criteria for animal action review and rating procedures.

According to AHA reports, cats were thrown into a swimming pool during the production of this film, earning an Unacceptable rating from AHA.

The ongoing expansion of the AHA Guidelines for the Safe Use of Animals in Filmed Media has raised the standard of care for animal actors worldwide. In addition, technological advancements have created safe alternatives to risky action, enabling filmmakers to maintain their creative vision without compromising the welfare of animal actors. AHA continues to be a vigilant watchdog for animals in film and television and acknowledges the groundbreaking history of this program while expanding and refining procedures to reflect increased knowledge and new challenges.